Dove Vinyl Windows, based in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., sent a letter to its customers yesterday announcing that it will close its doors. In a letter to customers, Rick Dove, owner, cited the economic slowdown as the reason for the pending closure.

“At Dove Industries the economic slowdown has created a significant downturn and we have concluded that we must shut down and in an orderly fashion liquidating our assets for the benefit of our creditors,” the letter stated.

He adds that the company will attempt to fill existing orders, but that will be contingent upon availability of necessary supplies.

“Dove Industries thanks you for your business in the past. We regret deeply that we can no longer continue to operate,” the letter stated.

DWM visited the company’s plant in 2009 and at that time Bruce Dove, general manager, reported that the company was poised for growth.

“We’re much better set up than coming out of any other downturn,” said Bruce Dove at the time. “Rick [my uncle] is shrewd and was smart enough to save when things were good.”

Then in December 2010, the company announced that it was investing $2 million dollars to open a new plant in Pulaski County, Va.

DWM’s attempts to reach Bruce Dove, general manager, have been unsuccessful.

Stay tuned to for further updates. Read the blog from DWM editor Tara Taffera on the subject.

1 Comment

  1. Sad news.
    The Dove family were significant players in the Northeastern replacement and storm window market for many decades. I had forgotten they had relocated to Wilkes Barre from Phili.

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