Plymart to Shut Down Window and Door, Most Other Operations

June 1, 2008

Building products dealer Plymart will shut down about 75 percent of its business, including its window and door operations and lumber business.

The 40-year-old Norcross, Ga.-based company will retain its specialty products divisions, including stairs, wire shelving, garage doors, mirrors, locks, shower doors and shutters. Company officials note that window and door operations are not part of the company’s specialty line of products.

The company says that it will continue to maintain its Web site and catalog.

In 2006, Plymart was named ProSales Dealer of the Year, with about 1,100 employees, and was considered a leading innovator. Now, the company reports that staff will be pared down to about 250. In an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Plymart spokesmen blamed the current housing downturn for the radical reduction in operations.