Atis Closing Allied Windows

February 14, 2012

Allied Windows in British Columbia is being closed by the Atis Group, but the Canadian window and door manufacturer plans to invest $3 million to expand operations in several other locations, according to an article in the Montreal Gazette. 

With manufacturing operations across Canada, the Atis Group plans to boost capacity at two Quebec facilities and another in Vancouver, British Columbia. In Quebec, it is expanding its Solarcan plant in Longueuil, which produces vinyl windows and patio doors, as well as steel entry systems. It is also reported to be expanding commercial product capabilities at its Laflamme operations in Quebec City.  

In Vancouver, the company will expand its Phoenix Glass unit. Executives told the Montreal Gazette it plans to focus on the high-rise market in that region.

Allied Windows, based in Aldergrove, British Columbia, operates a 65,000-square-foot plant and employs about 175 people, according to an article in the local newspaper. The Atis Group, which says it is closing Allied due to overcapacity, acquired the West Coast manufacturer in 2007.