Silver Line to Close North Carolina Plant

October 22, 2008

Silver Line Building Products has filed notice that it will close its Durham, N.C., manufacturing facility before the end of 2008, leaving more than 400 employees laid off. The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area reports today that the company filed paperwork with the North Carolina Commerce Department, giving the required 60 days' notice required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.  The closure was expected to happen by Dec. 20.

The filing said all 428 employees of the Durham plant would be laid off and the plant would cease production. The New Jersey-based company makes vinyl windows and patio doors. It is a subsidiary of Andersen Corp.

According to WRAL News, Silver Line announced in December 2004 that it would build a $22 million plant in Durham expected to employ 800 people within a few years. The 422,000-square-foot assembly plant was slated to supply Home Depot and other customers.