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  • A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. Offering a fresh new look, WindowandDoor.com incorporates a number of new features and functions to make it more useful to manufacturers, distributors and dealers that want to stay on top of industry trends and find information when they need it. “The industry is turning... more »
  • Veka Inc., will close its Veka Innovations facility in Youngstown, Ohio facility on Sept. 25. Closure of the plant, which manufactured fence, deck and rail products, will not impact Veka’s extrusion business in the window and door market, the company reports. “The most unfortunate thing about the closure is the loss of jobs for some quality people,” says Chuck Spaulding,... more »
  • Monarch Holdings Inc. and its operating affiliates filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code earlier this week. Officials of Hurd Windows & Doors, part of Monarch, report that operations will continue as normal through the reorganization process.  In a letter to customers, Dominic Truniger, Hurd president stated, “Our plan is to... more »
  • Monarch Holdings closed its American Weatherseal window manufacturing plant in Orrville, Ohio, last week. Monarch started construction on the $12 million, 180,000-square-foot plant in 2006. “The decision to close this facility is the result of a number of factors, including the loss of liquidity, inability to effectuate adequate refinancing, withdrawals of interest by prospective buyers,... more »
  • The Jordan Co. reports it is making several changes in its business organization, including the closing of its Memphis, Tenn., window and door plant, effective November 7, 2008. "These business decisions were driven by the continued decline in the housing market," company officials note. Jordan's extrusion division operations, also based in Memphis, will be sold to a new business entity... more »
  • For the second straight year, Edgetech I.G. has been ranked among Inc.’s 5000 list of the fastest growing private domestic companies. The list, reported by Inc.com, is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list. Jim Melloan, project manager for Inc. 5000, calls the distinction a “portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating... more »
  • With Hurricane Ike Making its Way through the Caribbean, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association has rescheduled its fall conference, which was scheduled to begin yesterday in Marco Island, Fla. The meeting is now planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. “We took the prudent approach,” says Dick WIlhem, FMA executive director. “You can’t afford to have people down here and then... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. will close its Stockton, Calif. window manufacturing plant, the company confirmed on Sept. 8, citing the continuing malaise in the U.S. housing market. The vinyl operation was moved to the Stockton location from Lathrop, Calif. in 1998. “We greatly appreciate the team effort of our employees in Stockton,” said Rick Hetherington, senior vice president in a statement.... more »
  • Aribell Products Ltd., a distributor of products and components serving the Canadian door and window industry, has purchased the venting sidelite business of Wardco Manufacturing, a Canadian manufacturer of doors and windows located in Burlington, Ontario. Wardco was the sole manufacturer of the product, originally developed at Steelwood Doors, in Ontario. "The addition of these venting... more »
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council has unveiled a brand image to promote the environmental benefits of aluminum. The logo made its debut during the Ninth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition in May. The council says the logo is meant to be used by members as a recognizable industry symbol, and to convey “aluminum’s recyclable, sustainable, and versatile attributes in a... more »