Serious Materials Acquires Kensington Windows

January 20th, 2009 by Editor

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.

“We 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 DWM magazine.

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