Maumee, Ohio (Oct. 6, 2010) – Therma-Tru Corp., the U.S. leader in residential entry doors and urethane millwork, announced today that the Company will consolidate its Archbold, Ohio, and Angola, Indiana, distribution facilities into one facility in Howe, Indiana.
This consolidation follows last year’s announcement to integrate the Fypon and Therma-Tru businesses, and represents the next step to further integrating the two operations for greater cost efficiencies in light of a persistently-challenging residential housing market.
“Our goal is to make this consolidation as seamless as possible for both our associates and customers,” said David Randich, President of Therma-Tru. “Jobs in Howe will be offered to all current Archbold and Angola associates. If Archbold associates choose to not take a position at the new location due to the distance, fair and equitable assistance will be provided to help these associates through the transition.”
The Angola warehouse will relocate to Howe starting this year and concluding in April 2011. The Archbold warehouse and operations will relocate starting in Q1 2011 and concluding in October 2011. Plans are also being established to move the remaining Fypon office functions during 2011 into Therma-Tru’s Maumee, Ohio, and Butler, Indiana, locations.
Approximately 350,000 square feet, the new facility is located at 8055 North State Road 9, Howe, Indiana. Therma-Tru will lease the building. The facility will serve as a warehouse for both Therma-Tru and Fypon products, as well as light fabrication of urethane millwork products. Approximately 100 associates will work at the new location. The Howe location was selected after a comprehensive search of Ohio and Indiana to identify a facility that had enough square footage, access to interstates and rail lines, as well sufficient loading docks. Howe is approximately 30 miles from Angola and 70 miles from Archbold.
Therma-Tru Doors is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. Therma-Tru, part of consumer brands leader Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO) is headquartered in Maumee, OH. For more information on Therma-Tru Doors, visit www.thermatru.com or call (800) 537-8827.
Fypon offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of America’s homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-proof, high-performance materials that are impervious to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Fypon is a brand name leader in the synthetics millwork industry. For additional information, call 1-800-446-3040 or visit the company’s web site www.fypon.com.