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  • Pella Corp. will dedicate its Story City, IA, plant to solely vinyl production this year, adding about 100 jobs in the process. Formerly, the Story City facility produced Pella’s wood window lines, but market demand encouraged the company to shift that location’s focus to production of the ThermaStar by Pella vinyl product line, which is sold through Lowe’s Home Improvement... more »
  • International Aluminum Corp., parent of International Window Corp. and U.S. Aluminum, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Genstar Capital LLC. The San Francisco-based private equity group is offering $53 per share for the publicly traded International Aluminum in a transaction valued at approximately $228 million. International Aluminum has unanimously approved the... more »
  • ThermoView Industries Inc.’s CEO Larry Smith has led a management buyout of the company and its subsidiaries from the private equity firm that purchased it while it was reorganizing under Chapter 11. Blackstreet Capital Management (formerly Milestone Capital Management), a Washington, DC, firm, had purchased the company in 2005. “We are pleased to conclude the sale of ThermoView,... more »
  • Woodgrain Millwork has acquired Monarch Windows & Doors, an Anniston, AL, manufacturer that serves the Southeast United States. Monarch has more than 200,000 square feet of production space and about 200 employees. The company did not disclose the terms of the deal. “Monarch Windows and Woodgrain Millwork have cultures, values and business models that align extremely well,” says... more »