February 1, 2010
Andersen Corp. will not distribute profit-sharing checks to its employees this year, for the first time since the Great Depression, according to a report in Pioneer Press.
The St. Paul, Minn., newspaper reports that officials with the window and door manufacturer told employees last week that while the company did make a profit in 2009, it "did not generate enough profits to... more »
February 1, 2010
Propelled forward with a line of tax credit eligible vinyl and wood replacement window products, Vinylmax Windows reports it enjoyed strong growth in 2009, adding more than 100 new jobs at its plant in Hamilton, Ohio. Looking forward, the company expects to add another 150 workers in 2010.
Laura Doerger-Roberts, sales and marketing manager for the company, reports it recently made some... more »
January 25, 2010
US LBM Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Building Industry Partners, and BlackEagle Partners LLC, recently closed the acquisition of Universal Supply Co. in partnership with Jeff Umosella. The move follows up on US LBM's acquisition of three regional operations from Stock in Wisconsin, Central New York and Connecticut.
With eight facilities, Universal is a pro dealer providing millwork,... more »
January 23, 2010
Brian Zimmerman has been named president and COO of Gorell Windows & Doors LLC. In his new position, he is responsible for all facets of the day-to-day operations of the vinyl window and door manufacturer. Wayne Gorell assumes the role of chairman and CEO.
“Brian has played a key role in the management of the company over the years. As president, he will have even... more »
January 21, 2010
A Louisville, Ky.-based company is changing the way some window manufacturer warranty claims are handled. Inst-I-Glass operates a fleet of mobile insulating glass manufacturing trucks designed to make glass replacement painless for homeowners.
“Customer satisfaction is the most important factor,” says Larry “Butch” Parrella, Inst-I-Glass founder and... more »
January 20, 2010
Atrium Cos. Inc., has reached agreement with lenders on a restructuring plan to reduce the window and door manufacturer’s outstanding debt by more than $350 million. To implement the balance sheet restructuring, the company has filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.
Atrium’s Canadian subsidiary also initiated... more »
January 20, 2010
Pella Corp. is presenting a series of events across the U.S. and Canada in 2010 designed to both help those in the design, building and remodeling industries build their business skills and help feed the hungry.
The Pro Expo will be held in sports venues in 30 cities, running from Feb. 2 through May 13. During the free events, attendees can obtain continuing education credits, learn about the... more »
January 17, 2010
Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has launched a new Web site to support a re-branding strategy. The site, www.caldwellmfgco.com, is designed to showcase its diverse product offerings, as well as information on choosing the right balance to fit specific needs.
“It’s all about raising the bar for ourselves and being professional in all that we do," says Eric Mertz,... more »
January 15, 2010
Accu-Weld, the Pennsylvania manufacturer of replacement windows and doors, has introduced three new window lines developed by its new owners whom acquired the business in early 2009. The Haddon Signature Series portfolio features three new window lines, including an R-5 product designed to meet the most stringent demands for energy efficiency.
“It is with great pride that we... more »
January 6, 2010
Building Materials Holding Corp., the provider of building materials and construction services to home builders and contractors, has completed its financial restructuring and successfully emerged from Chapter 11, it reports. The company has moved its corporate headquarters from San Francisco back to Boise, Idaho — the original home of BMC West — and will unify its operating brands as... more »