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  • Weeke North America has opened a new facility in Michigan to produce an entry level series of CNC routers. A joint venture between Stiles Machinery, Weeke Maschinenbau and Weeke's parent company, the Homag Group,occupies a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility located near Stiles’ headquarters in Grand Rapids. Based in Northern Germany, Weeke is one of the world’s... more »
  • The window tax credit requirements established as part of the stimulus package remain at the top of the agenda, but leaders from the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association both report their organizations are now looking closely at the latest Energy Star criteria issued by the Department of... more »
  • It's time to nominate your company for Window & Door's annual Crystal Achievement Awards. The industry peer-judged program honors outstanding achievements in window and door product technology, manufacturing and marketing. "Despite the current state of the market, innovation continues within our industry," says John G. Swanson, associate publisher/editor of Window & Door... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors will lay off about 50 people from its corporate administrative staff, according to an Associated Press report. The Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Ore., where the manufacturer is headquartered, reported that the decision to its staff came in response to the recession and declining housing starts.  Jeld-Wen spokeswoman Teri Cline told the... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer has let go about 100 employees “from across all sectors and levels of the company,” in another round of lay-offs, the company reports. “The further restructuring of our workforce was necessary given the continuing downturn in the economy and the severe housing crisis,” says Rod Hershberger, president and CEO of... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell (left) and Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to re-open the former Kensington Windows plant in Vandergrift, Pa. Re-hired workers and members of the media looked on. With state and local officials on hand to mark the occasion, Serious Materials, the California-based sustainable building... more »
  • Simonton Windows has opened its new product development center in Westerville, Ohio. The vinyl window manufacturer named Cristen Baca, new vice president of new product development, to run the facility, which will operate as a sister site to Simonton’s original new product development center located in Parkersburg, W. Va. “Throughout this difficult economic situation... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is implementing plans to amend the tax credit provisions for windows, doors and skylights included in the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  While the stimulus package provides opportunities to stimulate economic activity, improve energy efficiency and create jobs through consumer incentives, WDMA officials... more »
  • Masonite International Inc. says it will voluntarily file for bankruptcy protection from creditors as part of a pre-approved plan to reduce its debt.  Having received approval from its bank lenders and bondholders, the door maker will implement the previously announced debt restructuring plan under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada and... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors will add 150 positions at its Butler, Ind., plant after it finishes moving  manufacturing capacity from the plant it is closing in Roland, Okla., the company announced last week. The company currently employs about 500 at the exterior door manufacturing operation in Indiana. The door maker will invest about $5 million to consolidate manufacturing... more »