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]."