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  • Chase Capital Corp., a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has acquired a minority interest in Republic Windows & Doors LLC. With the equity financing, the Chicago-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors plans to invest in equipment and expand its product line. “We had been looking for a partner that believed in Republic’s potential for growth and valued our longstanding... more »
  • Without revealing which company, Atrium Cos. Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a window manufacturing company that serves the replacement market. With the nod from a majority of lenders under its senior credit facility, the transaction may close within 30 days. Atrium officials note that the name of the privately held manufacturer cannot be released until... more »
  • AFG Glass is shutting down its Cinnaminson, NJ, float plant due to the decreased demand from the slipping housing market, says Brad Kitterman, president and CEO. Production was scheduled to cease on or before February 5. “With the housing market forecast to drop significantly in 2007, we felt we had no alternative other than reducing our capacity for thin, clear, commodity glass,... more »
  • After setting up shop in the U.S. just five years ago, Atech Machine Inc., a Turkish manufacturer of saws, welders and other manufacturing equipment, is expanding operations here. The company recently opened a second location in Gaithersburg, MD, to house an engineering office for technical support, a new showroom and office space. It will maintain its old space for storage and shipping... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors Inc. closed its Brazil, IN, plant in December, citing the downturn in new home construction. The closure of the plant, located 65 miles southwest of Indianapolis, comes on the heels of MI’s acquisition of a 210,000-square-foot CertainTeed window fabrication facility in Lebanon, IN, which is 30 miles northwest of Indianapolis. When MI announced its plans for the... more »
  • Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, has acquired Omega Polymer Technologies, which makes pultrusions for residential windows and door manufacturers including Andersen Windows, according to a report in Crain’s Cleveland Business. Omega had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late August and gave notice that at least 60 of its employees would be laid off... more »
  • Swedish door components producer Assa Abloy purchased Pemko Manufacturing in a deal announced February 1. The worldwide parent company did not disclose the terms of the acquisition. Pemko, based in Ventura, CA, designs and manufactures components for sealing doors. The company was founded in 1952 and currently has about 330 employees. “The acquisition of Pemko brings into Assa Abloy a... more »
  • The ProShield product line, produced by Weather Shield Windows & Doors, has earned third-party certification for recycled material content—the first ever issued to a window by Scientific Certification Systems. The designation confirms that ProShield products meet the criteria for stated recycled content claims. With wood interior and vinyl exterior, ProShield windows and patio... more »
  • Sample case and display manufacturer DAC Products Inc. has purchased 21C Retail Arts, a showroom design firm that has worked for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Lazy Boy, Nextel, Sprint and Basset Furniture. Based in North Carolina, DAC supplies a variety of window, door and building product manufacturers with product displays, carrying cases, graphics and demonstration tools. “We have... more »
  • Atrium Cos. will close its nearly 80,000-square-foot vinyl window manufacturing facility located in Shelton, CT, by March. The closure will affect about 60 employees, the company reports. Former Shelton customers will be transitioned to the company’s Welcome, NC, facility, which already produces more than half of the total product for customers in the Northeast region. “Market... more »