Atrium Closing Connecticut Site

January 1, 2007

Atrium Cos. will close its nearly 80,000-square-foot vinyl window manufacturing facility located in Shelton, CT, by March. The closure will affect about 60 employees, the company reports. Former Shelton customers will be transitioned to the company’s Welcome, NC, facility, which already produces more than half of the total product for customers in the Northeast region.

“Market conditions in the Northeast and the capacity for additional volume in North Carolina convinced us that this is the right decision for our company,” says Bob Burns, Atrium’s COO. “The North Carolina operation can absorb this business and still provide one-week delivery to all customer locations.”

Based in Dallas, Atrium produces vinyl and aluminum windows and doors for the residential market. The company operates 80 manufacturing and distribution centers in 23 states. The Connecticut plant was at one time Bishop Manufacturing, which Atrium acquired in the ’90s.