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  • In an effort to avoid layoffs, Marvin Windows & Doors has scaled back its work week from 40 hours to 32 hours. About 3,200 employees at the company’s production facilities in Warroad, MN, and Grafton, ND, will be affected. "Production is slow and we don't have enough production to keep all the production employees busy full-time, but it's important to keep our employees,"... more »
  • Stone River Bronze, the manufacturer of high-end hardware, is changing its corporate and product brand name to Nobilus. Acquired by Hoppe North America Inc. in 2005, the Corrine, UT-based company was founded in 1997 and supplies products to a number of window and door manufacturers, including Marvin Windows & Doors. The motivation behind the name change is a desire to expand the company... more »
  • 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 »