Kensington/Survivor Parent Shuts Down Operations

October 29, 2008

Jancor Cos. Inc. has ceased operations at its manufacturing operations, including Kensington Windows in Vandergrift, Pa., and Survivor Technologies in Hillside, N.J., according to a variety of newspaper reports.  Jancor, which did not return calls for comment, has also shut down its Heartland Building Products siding plant in Mississipi and other facilities as well.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jancor issued a statement announcing that it was ceasing all business and production operations as of Oct. 25. A spokesman for the Perrysburg, Ohio-based company told the newspaper that Jancor has not sought bankruptcy protection, but could provide no information on how customers could contact the company concerning unfilled orders or other problems.

Jancor also suspended all employee benefits plans, including medical and worker’s compensation plans, according to a report in the Northeast Missippi Daily Journal. That newspaper reports a spokeswoman at Jancor’s Ohio office offered little detail about the company’s plans. “All I can say is that the plants are closed for today,” she told the paper, noting that she could not comment further.