Future of Interpane's North American Operations Questionable

Interpane's North American operations in Clinton, N.C., and Deerfield, Wis., are no longer accepting new orders. While rumors have been circulating that the company will be ceasing its operations in the States, president Thomas Koehler says it's premature to say the company is shutting down here, and that right now it is still operating, but no longer taking new orders due to the "level of uncertainty" surrounding the company's future in the States. According to Joern Hesselbach, chief executive officer, Interpane is currently in discussions with two possible suitors-one in the United States and one in Mexico-over a possible joint venture in the future.

"Overall, the company is healthy," said Hesselbach referring to Interpane's global operations. "It is just in North America [that we're having problems]."

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