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  • Norandex Building Materials Distribution Inc., based in Hudson, Ohio, is implementing a restructuring process to complete a transformation from its historic roots as a vertically-integrated vinyl siding supplier to a full-line distributor of exterior products, company officials state. The plan includes the closing of numerous branches around the country, but it allows Norandex to continue... more »
  • A one-time Silver Line Building Products plant in Fall River, Mass., is being re-opened by Andersen Corp. to serve as a Northeast distribution center.  The facility will handle distribution for Andersen, Emco and Silver Line products in the Northeast region that has been handled by Brockway-Smith Co., an independent distributor based in Andover, Mass. Earlier this year, Andersen and Brockway... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors reports that sales of windows and doors over the past two months are 12.5 percent higher than the same eight-week period in 2009. Noting that the fourth quarter of 2009 was a record period for sales, the vinyl window and door maker also says it is now on pace to break that record. Helping boost sales has been the addition a record 125 new window dealers this year,... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors announced plans last Friday to idle its Van Alstyne, Texas, window fabrication plant where there are currently 66 employees. By the end of the year, Van Alsytne customers will be served from the manufacturer's facility in Carrolton, Texas, also located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. “Our decision to idle the Van Alstyne facility has been difficult. Anytime we... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. recently opened a new laboratory in Lake Forest, Calif., a southeastern suburb of Los Angeles. Focused on fenestration products, the facility will be accredited by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Dade County, Fla., for conducting window and door certification tests specified by those authorities, officials reports. Test equipment at ATI's... more »
  • Employees at Pella Corp.'s Fairfield, Ohio, exterior door plant have received notice that the facility will be closed next year. The closing, expected in mid- to late-2011, is the result of the housing market plunge, company officials report.  “New home construction has dropped as much as 60 to 70 percent in the U.S. from the record levels of just a few years ago, dramatically... more »
  • PPG Industries has been selected as one of five industry partners in the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster, a five-year initiative designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the United States. Housed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the initiative is being funded in part by a $129 million grant from the federal government. PPG’s role in the effort will be to: Leverage a... more »
  • Officials told employees at the Jeld-Wen Inc. plant in Hartselle, Ala., yesterday that the facility will be closed in two months. Jeld-Wen acquired the interior door manufacturing plant from Young Door in 1990. In a statement released after the announcement to employees, Teri Cline, Jeld-Wen communication director, said, "2010 has been another challenging year for the window and door... more »
  • After 45 years of being headquartered in New York, Manhattan Door Corp. is relocating to Carlstadt, N.J. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new operation is scheduled for October 26. “This strategic relocation allows us to work with a broader customer base while better serving the Tri-state area,” says Michael Sklar, president. “Our team remains dedicated to our family’s... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded the distribution capabilities of its Chicago production facility.  Previously, the plant had served the Chicago metropolitan area with Crystal serving most Midwest customers from its New York operation. Crystal Window is now shipping vinyl and aluminum window and door products from the 80,000-square-foot Chicago plant to company branches in the... more »