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  • Jeld-Wen Inc. will shut down manufacturing operations at its Gainesville, Ga., facility. The company said the change was necessary due to a downturn in the housing industry, according to an Associated Press report. The facility will continue to be used as a sales and distribution office. Jeld-Wen expects to lay off about 40 employees as a result of the change. Company spokeswoman Teri Cline told... more »
  • Advent International, a global buyout firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Bradco Supply Corp., a distributor of roofing materials and other building products. Bradco was founded by the Segal family in 1966, which will continue to own a significant minority stake in the business. Based in Avenel, N.J., the distributor operates more than 150 locations across... more »
  • The Ontario and Ohio operations of Round Top Window Products closed their doors in June. Dianne Waterhouse, founder and owner of the specialty window producer, says the company was forced to declare bankruptcy due to problems associated with the start-up of the Ohio facility, compounded by the downturn in the housing market. Round Top closed the doors on its Ontario facility in June... more »
  • A new steam generating facility at Andersen Corp.’s Bayport production facility gives the company the ability to use virtually all renewable energy to help power manufacturing operations, the company reports. Using byproducts from its manufacturing operations as the steam plant’s primary energy source, two new wood-fired boilers provide enough energy to heat and cool Andersen’s... more »
  • Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc. is shifting production from its Virginia facility to its main production operation in Mechanicsburg, Penn. The move is designed to enable the door and millwork distributor to take full advantage of its resources. “Our Pennsylvania facility has always been a source of pride for BWI. It’s a mature facility that consistently meets the highest industry... more »
  • Wheeler’s Building Materials, a Georgia-based distributor of building materials with window manufacturing operations, recently announced a new round of layoffs and the closing of a number of locations, according to a report in the Rome (Ga.) Herald Tribune. The most recent layoffs include about 65 employees at its window manufacturing facility. Wheeler’s produces both vinyl and wood... more »
  •   Ohio-based Patio Enclosures Inc. has signed a new dealership agreement with Malibu Sunrooms and Outdoor Living to serve the Southeast Nebraska and Western Iowa region. The new dealership is owned by partners Terri Peterson and Jack Rediger, who possess a combined 12 years experience in sunroom sales and more than 500 sunroom units between them. The dealership is also planning to move into... more »
  • Phantom Screens and Seiki Screen Systems of Japan have signed a letter of intent to develop a definitive partnership agreement by which they will collectively deliver a complete family of retractable screening solutions to North America. Under the agreement, Phantom Screens will handle the distribution, customer service, sales and marketing of Seiki products in North America. “Seiki is the... more »
  • Following Schüco International’s 2006 sale of its German vinyl window business, Schüco USA has signed a letter of intent to sell its U.S. replacement window business to Four Seasons Sunrooms. The move fits with Schüco’s corporate strategy to focus on its core competencies in aluminum and solar systems. Schüco’s manufacturing facility in Newington, Conn., is... more »
  • ECP Safe-Way Door LLC, based in Warsaw, Ind., has acquired the garage door business of Taylor Building Products. Taylor will continue to manufacture and distribute its line of steel and fiberglass entry door systems through its current customer base and distribution channels. “The sale of the garage door business to Safe-Way allows us to focus on and grow our entry door systems... more »