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  • A Los Angeles law firm has filed a class-action suit against Andersen Corp. in the San Francisco County Superior Court alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and unfair business practices. The plaintiff, David Yancey, on behalf of himself and others with the same situation, claim that the Andersen products they purchased have a lower initial concentration of inert glass than what was presented,... more »
  • North Star Vinyl Windows & Doors has been acquired by Dallas-based Atrium Cos. Inc., providing Atrium and its family of brands with a significant presence in the Canadian market for the first time, officials state. Based in St. Thomas, ON, North Star operates a 223,000-square-foot manufacturing facility producing a complete line of vinyl windows and patio doors, and is vertically integrated,... more »
  • Citing its largest customer reducing its order volume by about 50 percent, Masonite will close its Toledo, OH, fabrication plant by the end of May. About 70 people will be unemployed as a result of the closure, a local television station reports. As part of its fourth quarter report, the company says it was informed that its largest customer is peeling back its orders due to price increases... more »
  • Custom plastic extruder and fabricator Intek Plastics will soon fall under the umbrella of Private Equity Capital Corp. The financing firm will purchase Intek for an undisclosed amount with plans for aggressive growth, both organically and through acquisition. The deal should close in April. “This is a very positive development for Intek Plastics,” says Rob Tracy, president and CEO.... more »
  • Windsor Windows & Doors has completed a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its West Des Moines, IA, plant. Having doubled its business in the past five years, the manufacturer will use the additional space for a new IG production line, as well as its expanded vinyl product line. The company expects this growth spurt to result in about 125 jobs. Its current employee roster stands at more than... more »
  • Monarch Windows & Doors Inc., a producer of high-end vinyl windows that sells direct from the factory, has outgrown its current London, ON, facility and will move to a brand new site in Woodstock, ON, about 35 miles northeast of its present locale. The transition, which will be completed in early May, will give the producer twice as much floor space—more than 8,000 square feet—... more »
  • A supplier agreement between Therma-Tru Doors and garage door and opener manufacturer Wayne-Dalton Corp. has produced the first-ever fiberglass-clad garage door, the companies report. Wayne-Dalton now offers a residential garage door featuring Therma-Tru’s AccuGrain technology, with the intent to match the entry and patio door manufacturer’s products that utilize the same graining... more »
  • Chase Capital Corp., a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has acquired a minority interest in Republic Windows & Doors LLC. With the equity financing, the Chicago-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors plans to invest in equipment and expand its product line. “We had been looking for a partner that believed in Republic’s potential for growth and valued our longstanding... more »
  • Without revealing which company, Atrium Cos. Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a window manufacturing company that serves the replacement market. With the nod from a majority of lenders under its senior credit facility, the transaction may close within 30 days. Atrium officials note that the name of the privately held manufacturer cannot be released until... more »
  • AFG Glass is shutting down its Cinnaminson, NJ, float plant due to the decreased demand from the slipping housing market, says Brad Kitterman, president and CEO. Production was scheduled to cease on or before February 5. “With the housing market forecast to drop significantly in 2007, we felt we had no alternative other than reducing our capacity for thin, clear, commodity glass,... more »