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  • Next Dimension Components Inc., a profile wrapping operation in Jefferson, Ohio, recently completed an expansion of its facilities. Doubling in size to 40,000 square feet, the facility houses four new Barberan profile wrapping machines. “We are approaching our one year anniversary and just doubled our facility size," states Rhine Blake, Next Dimension founder and CEO. "We now have... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. is selling three resorts in Central and Southern Oregon to a new partnership comprising Northview Hotel Group and a subsidiary of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP. The sale includes Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte, Eagle Crest Resort near Redmond (Bend), and Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls. “This is an important strategic decision for Jeld-Wen, and I am very... more »
  • Storm door maker Larson Manufacturing plans to end second shift operations at its Clear Lake, Iowa, plant beginning next year, according to an article in the Mason City Globe Gazette.  About 60 of the facility's 210 employees will be affected. "The stagnant economy has not shown clear signs of improving and we need to right-size our capacity to meet the market demand," says Jeff... more »
  • Four current managers at Dashwood Industries Inc. plan to buy the vinyl window maker from Andersen Corp., which purchased the Canadian company in 1995.  Dashwood, based in Centralia, Ont., will continue to market its products within the province under new ownership.  The transaction is expected to be completed in December. “While we believe the business has long-term viability and... more »
  • 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 »