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  • 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 »
  • Norandex Building Materials Distribution opened two new branches in Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas, hard on the heels of acquiring two new stores in the Baton Rouge, La., region, according to a recent report in Industrial Distribution. “We are in the midst of one of the biggest strategic growth initiatives this company has ever undertaken,” Brian Chambers, president and CEO, told the... more »
  • PPG Industries Inc.’s Wichita Falls, Texas, plant was forced to temporarily cease operations on Aug. 19 due to excessive flooding from torrential storms the day before, leading to some service interruptions. “We temporarily ceased operations at Wichita Falls on [Aug. 19],” says Mark Orcutt, PPG vice president, performance glazings. “As a result, it is commercially impracticable for us to meet... more »
  • Six months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Wheeler’s Building Materials has emerged as a new company, according to media reports, although all senior staff, logos and the company name remain unchanged. An article in The Newnan Times-Herald reports that the Rome, Ga.-based company has hung a “We’re back!” banner outside of its supply facility after owners Jim and Mark Manis... more »
  • Vinyl window and door manufacturer Harry G. Barr Co. has selected Friedman Corp.’s Frontier ERP to replace its current business systems. Based in Fort Smith, Ark., the 74-year-old Harry G. Barr supplies a six state region with a comprehensive range of vinyl window and doors. “We wanted to improve our inventory control and order cycle time while still providing our customers a large... more »