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  • According to numerous local press accounts, Weather Shield Windows & Doors plans to keep its plant in Park Falls, Wis., open.  The decision was made following a union vote at the facility to accept a new contract that keeps wages frozen for two years, reports WAOW News.      Meanwhile, union workers at Weather Shield's plant in Mosinee, Wis., have rejected the... more »
  • Citing continued weak demand, Jeld-Wen Inc. is closing its vinyl window plant in Cheyenne, Wyo., according to a report in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.  The 112 workers at the facility received notice from the company, which expects the site to be closed by mid-December. The newspaper received a company statement that noted, "After extensive evaluation and discussion, we... more »
  • Following up the announcement that it was shutting down its Illinois facility, Milgard Windows & Doors says it has additional plans to close window manufacturing plants in California and Arizona. It has also closed its Milgard Tempering operation in Washington state.  The changes are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Over the next few months, Milgard will move window... more »
  • With the recent assignment of bankruptcy at Bonneville Windows & Doors, officials at Bonneville Solutions, a division of Farley WinDoor Ltd., have stepped forward to reassure customers and suppliers that all operations continue as normal at its two plants in Quebec. Despite the similar trade names, the two companies are unrelated.  “Bonneville Solutions manufactures PVC, steel... more »
  • GBO Inc., manufacturer of Bonneville windows and doors, which closed operations about a month ago citing financial difficulties, has failed to file a proposal for restructuring and therefore "is deemed to have made an assignment in bankruptcy," it reports.  Furthermore, since the publicly-traded company no longer meets the TSX Venture Exchange's continued listing requirements,... more »
  • According to an article in the Houston Business Journal, Champion Window, owned by Atrium Windows & Doors, is closing its plant in Houston. Manufacturing will be moved up to Atrium facilities in the Dallas area, it is reported. The move is expected to impact about 135 workers.  The closing follows shortly on the heels of a suit filed by Champion against two former executives.... more »
  • Quebec-based JRC Machinery Inc. has been named as an authorized dealer of Haeco and Famatec products in Canada. Haeco and JRC plan to introduce the new partnership at the upcoming Win-Door North America show in November. Based in Loveland, Ohio, Haeco produces a variety of bedding and glazing machines to the window and door industry.  It is also the exclusive North American importer of... more »
  • Window and building materials dealer A.D. Moyer Lumber Inc. has consolidated its store operations in Douglasville, Pa., into its Gilbertsville and Pottstown, Pa., locations. “In response to the prolonged downturn in the housing market, the management team at A.D. Moyer worked collectively over the past several months to make a comprehensive evaluation of our business operations,” says... more »
  • Solon Corp., a provider of turnkey solar power plants and PV products in the United States, has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Andersen Corp. for use of its Fibrex wood-plastic composite material within the photovoltaic market.  Solon launched its first PV product using Fibrex–a commercial rooftop system–at Solar Power International this week in Dallas.... more »
  • Based in Orchard Park, N.Y., Curbell Plastics Inc. was recently named the authorized SentryGlas Quick Ship supplier by DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions for North America. “The Quick Ship program was designed to get common sizes and material configurations to customers more efficiently," says James E. Olson, sales and development manager for DuPont’s glass laminating unit. "... more »