Royal Closing Winnipeg Extrusion Plant

August 1, 2007
Georgia Gulf Corp. says it will close Royal Group's Winnipeg, Manitoba window and door profile extrusion facility later this year, with the extrusion operations currently in this facility to be transferred to other Royal Group profile extrusion plants. Atlanta-based Georgia Gulf, which acquired Royal Group in October 2006, says the move is the latest in a series of actions designed to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduced fixed cost.

"Customers purchasing window and door profiles from our Winnipeg facility will be better served by our other facilities, as these plants house the latest in extrusion technology," says Bill Doherty, Georgia Gulf's VP of custom products. Royal Group has profile extrusion facilities located strategically throughout North America to serve its expanding window manufacturer customer base. Royal Group's window and door profile extrusion plants are located in Toronto, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Reno, Nev. It also operates a window profile extrusion plant in Bristol, Tenn., which officials note was just expanded to meet the needs of a growing window manufacturer customer base in the Southeast.

The company also reports that its RoyalGuard impact-resistant system has been granted Florida Building Code-HVHZ approval, which allows it to be used in Dade and Broward Counties. The system is targeted at windstorm-prone areas of the U.S.

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