SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — Serious Energy Inc. sold its vinyl window and door fabrication plant in Vandergrift, Pa., the former Kensington Windows, to a group of investors that includes former Kensington executives.
Serious Energy bought the factory in 2009, when Kensington Windows’ former parent, Jancor Cos. Inc., abruptly closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy.
According to a report in the trade magazine Window & Door said the new ownership group is led by Chuck Wetmore, the vice president and plant manager, who will serve as CEO, and John Barker, who will continue in his post of chief financial officer. They did not return calls for this story.
A Serious Energy spokesman said the company continues to make aluminum windows for commercial construction, but no longer is involved with vinyl windows. Serious also is focusing on its drywall business.
A spokesman for the Pittsburgh-based union, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, said the Chicago factory did close down, but ex-Republic employees now are trying to set up a worker cooperative to run the business.