ProVia Entering Siding Business

January 5, 2009

The principals of ProVia Door are purchasing the assets of Heartland Building Products, the siding business that was once part of the Jancor Cos., which filed for bankruptcy protection last year.  In addition to the Booneville, Miss., based siding company, the purchase includes two separate manufacturing facilities in Mississippi.

ProVia reports that the purchase has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, adding that it expects the transaction to be completed within days. Brian Miller, ProVia’s vice president of business improvement, has facilitated the negotiations and is leading the revitalization process, the company notes. A timeline has been established to resume production in the Booneville siding manufacturing facility within the next week.

“The people at Heartland bring a great deal of value to the overall quality of the company,” Miller says. “After spending considerable time meeting many of the people I am convinced their ethics reflect that of ProVia. Through their help we will be able to resume operations very quickly.”

“The quality and reputation of the products manufactured by the fine people at HBP reflect the high standards that our organization has maintained,” adds Bill Mullet, ProVia president and CEO. “We are excited about rehiring many of the HBP employees to build a team that can effectively support the Heartland products.”

Heartland joined Jancor in 1999. ProVia will rebrand the company from Heartland Building Products to Heartland Siding.

Based in Ohio, Jancor filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and unexpectedly closed its doors in October last year.  Jancor's operations also included two vinyl window operations–Survivor Technologies and Kensington Windows.