Penguin Windows to Close

July 5th, 2011 by DWM Magazine

Penguin Windows CEO told a local newspaper in June that the company will cease operations by the end of October. DWM’s attempts to reach the company have been unsuccessful. In February, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal bankruptcy court in Seattle.

This is not the first time Penguin has been in the news. In March 2010, the Washington Attorney General’s office reached a settlement with Mukilteo-based Penguin Windows related to charges of product misrepresentation.

In its complaint, the Attorney General’s Office accused Penguin of misrepresenting its products, making false claims about the energy savings customers would achieve, and misleading consumers into thinking that the in-home appointments they set up with Penguin were something other than sales calls.

Penguin denied any wrongdoing as part of the settlement filed in King County Superior Court but agreed to restrictions on its marketing tactics. The Attorney General’s Office agreed to suspend $25,000 in civil penalties provided Penguin abided with consumer protection laws in the future.

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