Materials Acquires Kensington Windows
Serious Materials in Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired the assets
of former Kensington Windows. Serious plans to reopen the Kensington
plant within the next 30 days, installing new equipment to make
super-insulating windows and commercial glass. Kensington Windows,
based in Vandergrift, Pa., produced vinyl replacement doors and
windows, and closed in October when parent company Jancor Co. lost
its financing and filed for bankruptcy.
are committed to getting this plant re-started and back in operation
as quickly as possible. We want to get people back to work,"
says Kevin Surace, chief executive officer of Serious Materials.
"While building material companies that make commodities are
having a hard time in this downturn, we continue to expand operations
and hire more people for our unique energy saving products."
Serious Materials will rebrand the products from Kensington Windows
to Serious Windows immediately.
At least one former Kensington employee is already back to work-Chuck
Wetmore, who served as vice president of operations for Jancor and
director of manufacturing for Kensington, has taken over as senior
director of operations for Serious.
"We are very glad to be able to offer the market the same
great Kensington products being built by the same great people for
Serious Materials," Wetmore told USGNN.com.
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