Sustainable building materials company Serious Materials announced it would re-open the former Kensington Windows plant in Vandergrift, Pa. with a green ribbon-cutting ceremony. Alongside Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell and re-hired plant employees, Serious Materials’ executives will celebrate the creation of new green jobs and discuss the positive effects of the Recovery Act and its impact on America’s green future.
Kensington Windows is one of Serious Materials’ two acquisitions this year. Having acquired the Kensington assets in January, Serious Materials began producing its energy Serious Windows just a few weeks later. The company hired back a number of former Kensington employees and looks to hire more than 100 workers as the demand increases. The second acquisition was Republic Windows in Chicago, which was announced late last month and will be re-opened next month.