WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - Fibre-board Corp. reorganized its expanded Norandex vinyl siding subsidiary into a manufacturing unit and a distribution unit. Fibreboard said April 9 it boosted Norandex's capacity by 22 percent since it entered vinyl siding in 1994 by acquiring Macedonia, Ohio-based Norandex Inc.
Norandex's sole plant - in Claremont, N.C. - now has annual siding capacity of 186 million square feet, said Fibreboard spokeswoman Linda Manzeck.
Fibreboard, based in Walnut Creek, appointed J. Michael Fahey as president of Norandex Vinyl Products Co. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Norandex. Daniel J. Dietzel, as the new president of Norandex Distribution Co., will try to continue expanding the firm's distribution network, which has grown from 70 locations to 102. He was senior vice president of sales and branch operations.
Norandex's headquarters re-mains in Macedonia.
Last year Fibreboard bought Vytec Corp., a vinyl siding producer based in London, Ontario. Vytec's London capacity is 104 million square feet per year, and its Vancouver, British Columbia, plant can make 25 million square feet annually. Gary A. Vandier continues as president of Vytec.
Fahey, Dietzel and Vandier report directly to Robert W. Johnston, newly appointed senior vice president of vinyl products for Fibreboard.
Fibreboard's total vinyl siding sales last year were $276.2 million, Manzeck said. The firm's total sales were $380.8 million.