June 8, 2009
Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to close its door manufacturing plant in Oshkosh, Wis., on Aug. 7, according to an article on a local newspaper's Web site.
The Oshkosh Northwestern reports the window and door manufacturer issued a statement attributing the decision to economic downturn and continuing price pressure from imported doors.
Jeld-Wen came to Oshkosh in 1998 when it acquired the former... more »
June 8, 2009
Gorell Windows & Doors recently recalled the last of its furloughed employees and now is accepting applications to fill additional positions, officials report. The callback comes in response to rising demand, due to the vinyl window manufacturer's active promotion of the new federal tax credits for windows and doors and the upturn in business that occurs each spring.
“Although the... more »
June 5, 2009
Premier Industrial, the supplier of Xtrabond, XtraFlash and XtraFoam sealants, flashing and related products, has opened a second facility just outside Phoenix, Ariz. The new 6,200-square foot facility will serve as a dedicated sales center to the company's original distribution center located in North Phoenix.
The company has also added Michael Rens to serve as national sales manager, as well... more »
June 3, 2009
Philips Products Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle and residential markets, is being closed down by its parent company, Tomkins PLC. The decision came after attempts to sell Philips Products over the last 15 months failed to produce a buyer, according to a company officials.
"This was not a decision taken or made lightly but... more »
June 3, 2009
Deciding it was the "right time and the right place," Tru Tech Doors is re-opening a Fredericksburg, Va., door manufacturing facility previously operated by Therma Tru Doors, states John Careri, owner of the Canadian door manuafcturer.
Ontario-based Tru Tech plans to start with about 40 workers from the Therma Tru operation to manufacture steel edge doors and steel frames, and... more »
June 2, 2009
Despite the down economy, Lauren International, parent company to Edgetech I.G. and LMI Custom Mixing, has made significant investments in equipment, information technology and processes over the past two years. As a result, Edgetech achieved record-breaking sales in April, it reports.
“Continuous improvement initiatives have always been the backbone of Edgetech’s success,” says... more »
June 2, 2009
Veka Inc. intends to implement green technology for window and door extrusions being manufactured for its commercial window division. The window systems made with these profiles will contain at least 40 percent pre-consumer, recycled PVC material, enabling them to earn LEED credits.
“Our commercial products are manufactured using co-extrusion technology, which means that two extrusion lines... more »
June 1, 2009
White Oak Partners, a private equity investment firm of Columbus, Ohio, has entered into an agreement with Maine's Applicator Sales & Services Inc. to acquire a stake in its Paradigm Window Solutions business. Paradigm, based in Portland, Maine, manufactures vinyl windows and currently distributes products along the East Coast and into the Upper Midwest.
Also based in Portland, Applicator... more »
May 27, 2009
The Gienow Group, one of the Canada's largest window and door manufacturers, recently completed a restructuring plan that enables it "to significantly reduce its outstanding debt and create an appropriate capital structure to support the company's long-term strategic plan and business objectives," according to company officials.
Sankaty Advisors LLC, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital... more »
May 26, 2009
Silver Line Windows, an Andersen Co., is closing its vinyl window plant in Fall River, Mass., in July. "Unfortunately, due to the continuing economic crisis and its impact on housing as well as our own business, we still have more manufacturing capacity than we need for the foreseeable future," states Maureen McDonough, director of corporate communications for Andersen Corp.... more »