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  • MI Windows & Doors Inc. announced planson Nov. 20 to close its Lebanon, Indiana, window fabrication facility.  Originally built by CertainTeed Corp., the plant was acquired by MI in 2006. “Our decision to close the Lebanon facility has been extremely difficult," says Matt DeSoto, president of MI's Eastern Division. "Anytime we affect team members and their families... more »
  • Facing a weakened market, Colorado-based Accent Windows filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November.  The move is merely a reorganization, according to a company spokesman, who adds that "nothing has changed." “Due to the down-turn in the economy in 2008 we’ve seen a decrease of 35 percent in revenue compared to the previous 2007 year," says... more »
  • With a missed interest payment to bondholders in October threatening its future, Masonite International Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a forbearance agreement that will buy the door maker additional time to address its financial obligations. Under terms of the agreement, Masonite's creditors will not “exercise rights and remedies against the company... more »
  • With remodeling activity expected to far outpace new construction in 2009, Jeld-Wen Inc. has launched three new vinyl replacement window and patio door lines to meet the anticipated demand for remodeling-specific products. In addition, the company is creating a new replacement program tailored to dealers who market, sell and install windows and doors into existing homes. "For... more »
  • Toronto—The Canadian market has remained relatively healthy, but the weak U.S. economy is beginning to drag it down. That was a big topic of conversation at this year’s Win-Door North America, the annual trade show hosted by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association. Last year, the continued strength of the Canadian market versus the U.S. was evident in stronger... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, the manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows based in Flushing, N.Y., is looking at potential plant sites as it looks to expand into new markets. The company recently talked to the Louisiana Economic Development and Greater New Orleans Inc., a 10-parish regional economic development agency, according to an article in the Times-Picayune. Crystal is... more »
  • Thompson Creek Manufacturing has received a 2008 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. The award is designed to recognize businesses that exhibit extraordinarily high standards of honesty and integrity toward customers, employees, shareholders and their community. “Thompson Creek Manufacturing has been doing the right thing for the... more »
  • Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel at The Marvin Cos., has been appointed chairman of the board of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The organization has also named Rob Jablonski, vice president of engineering and quality at Pella Corp., as vice chairman of its window division. In addition to the officer appointments, WDMA has added two new members to its ... more »
  • Wincore Windows & Doors celebrates breast cancer awareness every month, not just in October. As part of its their ongoing effort to support charitable organizations, the vinyl window manufacturer has supported Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and fundraising for breast cancer research, since it opened its manufacturing plant in 2007.... more »
  • Pella Corp. halted production at its Tucson, Ariz., window plant in November due to the continuing housing market downturn and a decline in renovation spending. The company has not ruled out the possibility of reopening the plant when the housing market rebounds, reports spokeswoman Kathy Krafka Harkema. The Tucson facility is the company’s smallest vinyl window manufacturing site. “... more »