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  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., manufacturer of Oasis brand sunrooms, has purchased the assets of Graef Window Co., a vinyl replacement window maker based in Boardman, Ohio.  Details of the transaction were not disclosed.Based in Berea, Ohio, Joyce will maintain Graef window manufacturing operations in Boardman, which will become a new division known as Joyce Window Co. “The acquisition of... more »
  • Phantom Screens has signed agreements with four representative agencies to promote and expand the availability of its retractable screen products in the commercial construction market throughout the United States. Jesko Associates represents the company in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania; Scales Consulting covers Kentucky, southern Indiana and northern Tennessee; Burns Architectural... more »
  • PPG industries will realign its performance glazing business, ceasing production at one facility and shutting down one other float glass line while investing $100 million in its remaining glass-making facilities in a move that the company attributes to the ongoing decline in demand for automotive and residential window glass.The Pittsburgh-based company will allow shipping and distribution of... more »
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. has acquired Point Five Windows Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo., a manufacturer of custom, wood windows and doors for the ultra high end residential market and light commercial projects. Terms were not disclosed. “The acquisition of Point Five is a continuation of our strategy to advance our nationwide leadership position in the high-end window and door... more »
  • Harvey Industries hosted an open house last week to celebrate the opening of its 60,000-square-foot branch warehouse in Rockaway, N.J. New Jersey represents the ninth Northeast state in which the window and door manufacturer and building products distributor has a presence.The move also follows up on the opening of a new 73,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom facility in Waterford, Conn., last... more »
  • Veka Inc., will close its Veka Innovations facility in Youngstown, Ohio facility on Sept. 25. Closure of the plant, which manufactured fence, deck and rail products, will not impact Veka’s extrusion business in the window and door market, the company reports. “The most unfortunate thing about the closure is the loss of jobs for some quality people,” says Chuck Spaulding,... more »
  • Monarch Holdings Inc. and its operating affiliates filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code earlier this week. Officials of Hurd Windows & Doors, part of Monarch, report that operations will continue as normal through the reorganization process.  In a letter to customers, Dominic Truniger, Hurd president stated, “Our plan is to... more »
  • Monarch Holdings closed its American Weatherseal window manufacturing plant in Orrville, Ohio, last week. Monarch started construction on the $12 million, 180,000-square-foot plant in 2006. “The decision to close this facility is the result of a number of factors, including the loss of liquidity, inability to effectuate adequate refinancing, withdrawals of interest by prospective buyers,... more »
  • The Jordan Co. reports it is making several changes in its business organization, including the closing of its Memphis, Tenn., window and door plant, effective November 7, 2008. "These business decisions were driven by the continued decline in the housing market," company officials note. Jordan's extrusion division operations, also based in Memphis, will be sold to a new business entity... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. will close its Stockton, Calif. window manufacturing plant, the company confirmed on Sept. 8, citing the continuing malaise in the U.S. housing market. The vinyl operation was moved to the Stockton location from Lathrop, Calif. in 1998. “We greatly appreciate the team effort of our employees in Stockton,” said Rick Hetherington, senior vice president in a statement.... more »