Posts Tagged ‘ Serious Energy ’

Local Owners Purchase Kensington Window Brands Back from Serious Energy

Mar 18th, 2013

Kensington Windows, based in Vandergrift, Pa., purchased by Serious Energy in 2009, has announced that an ownership group led by its local management team purchased the company back from Serious. The window manufacturer, which will resume business under the Kensington brand as Kensington High Performance Products Inc., plans to emphasize its core business of vinyl […]

New Sales Rep for Serious Energy

Jan 15th, 2013

Serious Energy, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., announced that Mike Brisbin has assumed the role of eastern region sales manager for its SeriousWindows vinyl replacement division. Brisbin is based in upstate New York and serving accounts from Virginia to Maine, as well as some key accounts. He has a solid background in windows, general building materials […]

Serious Weighs in on Alpen Sale and Reports Growth

Sep 28th, 2012

Serious Energy Inc. issued a statement yesterday regarding the sale of its architectural glass and fiberglass window business in Longmont, Co., to Alpen High Performance Products as DWM reported yesterday. The company hinted that the two organizations may work together, however, on future opportunities. “Serious Energy and Alpen, which have a longstanding relationship and a […]

Alpen Purchases Fiberglass Window Business Back from Serious

Sep 27th, 2012

Alpen High Performance Products, based in Boulder, Colo., today purchased the assets of its Colorado-based fiberglass window and architectural glass operations back from Serious Energy Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif. Brad Begin, one of the prior owners of Alpen before its sale to Serious, is back at the helm as CEO, and he spoke to DWM […]

More Changes at Serious Energy

Jul 12th, 2012

Amid recent protests in Chicago about the closing of the Serious Energy plant, the former site of Republic Windows and another famous protest, Mesirow Financial, an investor in the company, has issued a statement about the plant’s future, and the company has endured another round of personnel changes. “Over the past 3 1/2 years, Serious […]

New Era Employees File Legal Arbitration to Save Jobs at Former Serious Chicago Plant

Jul 5th, 2012

Employees of New Era Windows LLC, the window manufacturer  formed earlier this year when Serious Energy announced it was closing its Chicago-based facility, have filed legal arbitration in hopes of buying some of the company’s machinery—as well as saving jobs. As part of an agreement reached with Serious earlier this year, the workers, members of […]

Former Republic Workers Start Worker-Run Cooperative

May 31st, 2012

A group of workers who occupied the former Republic Windows and Doors factory in 2008 and the Serious Energy factory in 2012 are in the news again as they have formed New Era Windows LLC. According to a statement, the company has been incorporated in the State of Illinois and is “a worker run cooperative […]

Serious Energy Looking for New Owner for Chicago Plant–Updated 6 a.m. February 24

Feb 23rd, 2012

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Serious Energy, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., announced late on February 23 that it will cease operations of its Chicago-based facility for manufacturing windows and glass products to consolidate operations in two other existing facilities. Shortly after that announcement, a statement dated February 24 announced that Serious and the United Electrical Workers Union Local 1110 have […]

Window Companies Settle with FTC Over Deceptive Energy Efficiency and Cost Claims

Feb 22nd, 2012

Five companies that sell replacement windows in numerous states will have to stop making exaggerated and unsupported claims about the energy efficiency of their windows, and how much money consumers could save on their heating and cooling bills by having them installed, under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to an announcement released […]

Reports Suggest Omniglass Plant Not Likely to Reopen

Feb 16th, 2012

After a January 2 fire destroyed much of the Winnipeg, Alberta, operations of Omniglass , owned by Serious Energy, it now seems the location will be closing down. According to a February 16 article in the Winnipeg Free Press, “industry sources said it’s apparent most of the company’s former 65 employees are no longer on […]