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  • Just weeks after announcing the closure of its West Virginia plant and months after announcing the closure of its Georgia plant, SNE Enterprises is sending nearly half of its Wisconsin workforce home to wait out the winter. The Mosinee, Wis., manufacturer of Crestline and Vetter windows and doors, will temporarily lay off 300 workers until the depressed housing market picks up in warmer months,... more »
  • SNE Enterprises, which manufactures Crestline and Vetter windows and doors and is part of the Peachtree Cos., will close its Huntington, W. Va., plant, permanently laying off 130 employees. The layoffs will begin in mid-March and continue through mid-May, when the facility will be permanently closed. The Peachtree Cos. is owned by the Schield family of Medford, Wis.; owners of Weather Shield... more »
  • January 2008 Solar Innovations broke ground in January on a $9.7-million manufacturing plant in Pine Grove, Penn. The producer of sloped overhead glazing products, skylights, folding glass doors, curtain wall, conservatories and a host of other related products expects to expand its 91-person workforce by another 48 positions.  Groundbreaking ceremonies for Solar Innovations... more »
  • Coming off a 2007 that outperformed 2006 by about 20 percent and expecting the same or a greater increase for 2008, Vinylmax has transitioned to its new facility in Hamilton, Ohio. The move adds more than 60,000 square feet of production space.  A move three years in the making, Vinylmax took occupancy of its new Hamilton, Ohio, production facility Jan. 2. The company retained... more »
  • Viwinco Inc., a long-time fabricator of CertainTeed brand windows and doors, has started production of its own line of Viwinco brand vinyl products. Initially targeting its existing customer base of wholesale distributors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, the manufacturer is now offering three replacement lines, a new construction product and an impact-resistant window. “Our goal... more »
  • Precision Entry Inc. reports that effective January 1, its new name will be ProVia Door. Based in Sugarcreek, OH, the company currently operates under the Precision Entry, Sugarcreek Industries, and Monarch IG names, producing pre-hung entry doors, storm doors, windows and insulating glass. The new name, which translates as “the professional way,” embodies the organization’s... more »
  • With an eye toward a national rollout of its solid surface windowsills in 2008, Siltech announced plans for an expansion that includes an 87,500-square-foot production facility. Based in Naples, Fla., the producer currently serves the state of Florida but aims for building a national footprint next year. According to Dino Longo, president and founder of the firm, 2006 exceeded expectations,... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. has expanded its partnership with Brockway-Smith Co. to become its sole supplier of fiberglass doors. Also known as Brosco, the Andover, Mass.-based door, window and millwork distributor operates four facilities in the Northeast. The agreement pushes Jeld-Wen’s presence on the East Coast and gives the Klamath Falls, Ore.-based company a foothold in the growing fiberglass door... more »
  • Demand for windows and doors in China is projected to increase 11 percent per year through 2011, to 195 billion yuan ($26.5 billion), according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. Outpacing growth in most other parts of the world, advances will be driven by healthy gains in building construction activity as industrialization efforts continue and personal and business income levels rise.... more »
  • In a move to grow its international molded interior door business, CMI has made an equity investment in Jilin Fudun Timber Co. A joint venture created by Yawei and TaFu, two Chinese companies, Fudun makes particleboard, door facings and related products at operations in Dunhua, Jilin Province, in China. CraftMaster Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMI, will manage the partnership with... more »