Posts Tagged ‘ Masonite Corp. ’

Masonite and Jeld-Wen Argue Against Big Boxes in Class Action Suit

Jun 2nd, 2020

In an ongoing lawsuit against them, door manufacturers Masonite Corp. and Jeld-Wen Inc. filed a memorandum of opposition recently, arguing that the case shouldn’t be allowed to achieve class certification with retail giants The Home Depot and Lowe’s listed as members. Spearheaded by Grubb Lumber Co. and a purchasing cooperative known as Philadelphia Reserve Supply […]

Court Grants in Part and Denies in Part Masonite and Jeld-Wen’s Motion to Dismiss

May 5th, 2020

The fight to add additional plaintiffs to an ongoing class action lawsuit between several direct and indirect purchasers and the defendants Jeld-Wen Inc. and Masonite Corp. continues, as an opinion was filed Monday, granting in part and denying in part a motion to dismiss. The suit was filed in 2018 alleging Jeld-Wen and Masonite conspired […]

Happy New Year and a Look at the Top Stories of 2019

Dec 30th, 2019

It’s been an exciting year for door and window companies, making headlines for closures, company changes and litigation. As 2019 comes to a close, let’s look back on some of the most-read stories in the industry over the past year. Vista Window Company Closes— In January, Ohio-based Vista Window Company closed its operations in the […]

Door and Window Companies Optimistic After Lower Performance in 3Q

Nov 15th, 2019

Three prominent door and window companies released their financial results for third-quarter 2019—all revealing a flat return or decrease in net sales. Jeld-Wen, PGT Innovations (PGTI) and Masonite all saw low performances, but officials remain optimistic due to some factors. Jeld-Wen’s third-quarter results were in line with its preliminary results announced on October 10, predicting […]

Price-Fixing Claims Against Door Skins Manufacturers Carry Weight but Lack Timing Judge Says

Sep 25th, 2019

A Virginia federal judge granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against two prominent interior molded door companies for allegations that they conspired to hike product prices. Masonite Corp. and Jeld-Wen Inc. failed in their attempt to fully convince the court that arguments posted by two groups of plaintiffs’ […]

Masonite Names Heckes President and CEO

May 7th, 2019

Masonite International Corporation has named Howard C. Heckes its president and chief executive officer. Effective June 3, 2019, Heckes will succeed current Masonite president and CEO, Fred Lynch, who previously announced his plans to retire. Heckes is currently the CEO of Energy Management Collaborative, a privately-held company providing LED lighting and controls and internet of […]

Year Begins With Executive Shifts at Huttig and Masonite

Jan 8th, 2019

As the calendar turns, so does executive leadership for some door and window companies in 2019—including both Huttig and Masonite. Huttig, a St. Louis-based distributor, recently announced through one of its regulatory (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings that Rebecca Kujawa will leave the company at the end of January. Kujawa concurrently served as Huttig’s general […]

Masonite Finds Strong 3Q Through Acquisitions

Nov 8th, 2018

Masonite International Corp. (Masonite) recently announced its third quarter (3Q) financial results, including a nearly 10-percent increase in net sales. The company credits its growth to numerous acquisitions made over the past few years, the latest of which includes Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc. (Bridgewater), in a deal that closed November 5. Bridgewater serves the Mid-Atlantic and […]

Masonite Acquires Assa Abloy’s Wood Door Division

Jun 4th, 2018

Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of the operating assets of the wood door companies of AADG, Inc., part of Assa Abloy, which includes the brands Graham Manufacturing Corp.  and The Maiman  Co. It’s Masonite’s ninth acquisition in the past four years. Graham provides the non-residential construction industry with architectural premium and custom grade […]

Masonite Acquires U.K.’s DW3

Jan 30th, 2018

Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of DW3 Products Holding Ltd., a U.K. provider of premium door solutions and window systems, supplying products under brand names such as Solidor, Residor, Nicedor and Residence. Solidor uses an online offering, including a door designer and a specialized online portal, which allows trade customers to specify and […]

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