Schüco Vinyl Operations to be Handled by Breakoff Company

August 19, 2008

Force V Environmental has purchased Schüco USA’s vinyl window division. A new company headed up by longtime Schüco employee Richard Porosky, Force V plans to move its operations from Connecticut to South Carolina and increase its focus on impact-resistant products and commercial storefronts.

Schüco USA had announced plans to exit the vinyl window business earlier this year. Its German parent company, Schüco International, had already sold its vinyl window operations as part of a strategic initiative to focus on its aluminum and solar systems worldwide.

Force V has pared back Schüco’s existing list of about 150 dealers to 20 to 25 core dealers, reports Chris Porosky, Force V spokesman and son of Richard Porosky. It plans to again expand when the new company is fully set up in January 2009. “We want to be small right now, and get our systems in place,” he explains. “We will plan to increase tremendously in January.”

Schüco has primarily focused on the residential vinyl window market. Force V will continue to focus on the residential market, with an increasing interest in vinyl storefronts.

“We’re the first company that we know of to offer all-vinyl storefronts,” Porosky says.

Force V will continue to service Schüco’s Northeast market, while adding business in the hurricane belt from the new Spartanburg County, S.C. facility. Porosky says the company will focus on developing an interactive Web site and accepting orders via email.