Serious Materials Acquires Kensington Windows
Serious Materials announced that it has acquired assets of former Kensington Windows. Kensington, based in Vandergrift, Pa., produced vinyl replacement windows and doors. Kensington employed more than 150 people when they were forced to shut down all operations in October as its parent company Jancor Cos. lost its financing and filed for bankruptcy protection last year. Serious plans to reopen the plant within the next 30 days, installing new equipment to make “super-insulating” windows and commercial glass, and immediately creating new green collar jobs.
This acquisition, along with additional expansions already in process for Serious Materials in Colorado and California are driving an increase in manufacturing capacity for its insulating Serious Windows and Serious Glass product lines. The majority of this new capacity is coming on line in the First Quarter, 2009.
“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,” said Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials.
Kensington Windows had a capacity of 13,000 windows per month with 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space. This acquisition enables Serious Materials to continue to increase its capacity to deliver world-class products and service to the East, Mid-Atlantic and Central regions.
Serious Materials will immediately rebrand the products from Kensington Windows to Serious Windows.