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  • 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 »
  • Andersen Corp. has announced plans to eliminate 52 positions at its Menomonie, Wis., window assembly plant. The facility makes windows that are specifically designed for large production builders who build new, mid-range priced homes, says Maureen McDonough, Andersen director for corporate communications. “This is the segment of the home construction marketplace that’s been... more »
  • Interlock USA has announced a strategic partnership with the Siegenia-Aubi KG to handle distribution for a range of hardware products in the United States and Canada. Under the agreement, Interlock will serve as the exclusive distributor for the Siegenia-Aubi group, which consists of two Germany-based hardware producers Siegenia-Aubi KB amd KFV Karl Fliether GmbH & Co.... more »