October 9, 2012

Ply Gem Windows will expand its facility in Rocky Mount, Va., adding 200 jobs and upgrading new extrusion tooling, equipment, products and information technology. The Cary, N.C.-based manufacturer of residential and light commercial window and patio doors expects to complete these capital investments at its Rocky Mount plant by the end of 2014.

New hires will include such jobs as unit assemblers, coordinators, value stream leaders, process owners, process engineers, technicians and IT support.

March 20, 2012

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) added Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Town & Country Hardware as a new partner.

Town & Country Hardware operates eight hardware stores in the North Carolina cities of Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Cary. Craig Ward, president of Town & Country Hardware, has also been added to the board of directors at CNRG. 

March 19, 2012

KB Home is being sued by a group of homeowners in Cary, N.C., because it installed weather barriers behind fiber cement siding in some residential developments but not others, according to a case summary provided by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. 

A Business Court judge certified the lawsuit, describing the class as "all persons in the state of North Carolina who own a home that was constructed by KB Homes without a weather-restrictive barrier behind the exterior veneer of Hardiplank cement fiber lap siding."

November 15, 2011

Ply Gem Holdings, a maker of siding, fencing, doors, windows and other exterior products, reported third-quarter net sales of $297.9 million, a 10.5% hike over sales of $269.5 million in the same quarter last year. 

The Cary, N.C., company posted a net loss of $458,000 for the third fiscal quarter, which ended Oct. 1. This compares with a net loss of $6.4 million in the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2010. Third-quarter operating earnings were $25.1 million compared with $24.6 million for the third quarter of 2010. 

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