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  • Reporting growing sales in 2009, Vinylmax LLC says it will invest more than $1.5 million in manufacturing equipment to provide additional capacity to meet its forecast goals for 2010. The company, which moved into a new facility in Hamilton, Ohio, at the end of 2007 attributes its recent success to strategic planning, sound financial management, and the window tax credits in the American Recovery... more »
  • Thermal Line Windows, based in Mandan, N.Dak., is planning to expand.  The company will add at least 20 workers at its plant, according to a report in the Bismark Tribune. With some financial aid from its home town, Thermal Windows plans to redesign its factory floor to accommodate another assembly line and build an addition to the plant over the next three to five years. The company is also... more »
  • North Carolina-based A&H Window Co. is ceasing operations in November, according to a statement released on September 14 by parent company, ECMD Inc. The company attributes the decision to "the dramatic decline in new home construction" and resulting reduced demand for premium windows and doors. A&H, which shares part of a 144,000-square-foot plant in North Wilkesboro with... more »
  • Simonton Windows and Vista Window Co. have launched a new strategic alliance–Vista Window Co.,  Western Division. The new entity will sell Vista branded products to specialty window retailers located between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. Simonton, based in Parkersburg, W. Va., operates several vinyl window plants throughout the country.  It will handle logistics... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. is closing its vinyl window and patio door plant in Corsicana, Texas, according to a report in the Corsicana Daily Sun.  Operations at the facility are expected to end September 25, with about 90 workers losing their jobs. “The biggest factor in this closure is a reduced demand for windows in both the new construction and remodeling markets,” Rick Hetherington,... more »
  • T-Squared Enterprises LLC, a supplier of machinery, parts and tooling for the window and door and commercial aluminum Industries, has launched www.usedwindowmachinery. The new site was developed based on feedback from customers, officials of the Norton, Ohio-based company state. "Our customers want to be able to see the products and the price on line and find the machine that best suits... more »
  • Richard Gillman, one-time CEO of Republic Windows & Doors, was arrested Wednesday and charged yesterday with trying to steal from the company, its creditors and employees, according mulitple news reports, including one from the Associated Press.  The Chicago Sun Times reports that Gillman is being held in lieu of $10 million bail, an unusually high bail that his lawyer plans to appeal.... more »
  • Accent Windows Inc., a  Colorado-based manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and doors, has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, officials report. The company also reports it recently opened its own retail operation in Albuquerque, N.M. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2008, and emerged on September 9, when a judge signed the... more »
  • Kwikset, the supplier of residential door hardware industry, introduced a new remote-control access control system yesterday at the CEDIA Expo 2009 in Atlanta. The new SmartCode keyless entry electronic locks with Home Connect Technology were developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, according to the supplier. The lock will allow the homeowner to check... more »
  • George F. Mancuso has been appointed the new chief executive officer at Lag Design Industrial Millwork Corp., a wood door manufacturer based in Seneca, Kan. "Lag Design is on the grow and with the solid background of growing companies and their people, Mancuso's presence in our organization was recognized immediately," reports Kenneth Hermesch, chairman of the board.  "We are... more »