Norandex to consolidate, close 36 branches

Norandex, a leading distributor of exterior housing building products, is closing 36 of its branches in the United States as part of a restructuring move, according to a company memo obtained by Home Channel News. Twenty of these markets will continue to be served by other Norandex branches, but in 16 locations, the Hudson, Ohio, distributor is exiting the market altogether.

The consolidation will leave Norandex with 107 locations across the United States, according to a source close to the company.

Mike Horgan, a spokesman for Norandex, said the closures are part of a consolidation that began when Norandex was purchased three years ago by St. Gobain. “This is a true restructuring. It’s not just cost-cutting,” Horgan said. Although he would not confirm the number of closures, Horgan said the company will ultimately operate “more than 100” locations across the country, some of which are slated for expanded warehouse and showroom space to accommodate roofing, windows and other product lines.

“Our customers have had to expand their businesses, and we realize that they need more than just siding,” Horgan said. “We are changing and adapting our business to become that sole supplier.”

Locations slated for closing will take orders until Dec. 17 and make deliveries until the end of the year, Horgan said.

Norandex will exit the following markets: Livonia, Mich.; Gaylord, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lansing, Mich.; Saginaw, Mich.; Sacramento, Calif.; Savannah, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; Provo, Utah; St. George, Utah; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Orlando, Fla. and Tampa, Fla.

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