Deceuninck North America is relocating logistics and warehousing operations from its Wilmington, Del., plant to the company's headquarters in Monroe, Ohio.
The plan allows for greater flexibility as the company continues to grow, said Darwin Brown, chief executive officer of North American operations.
"Although initially the Acro organization will be scaled down, we are committed to the long-term continuation of Acroline window and door products and to manufacturing at the Wilmington extrusion plant," Brown said.
The company expects to work out and disclose details of that activity at Acro Extrusion Corp. by the latter part of 2001, he said.
"We have no intention, neither short-term nor long-term, to discontinue operations at this plant," he said. "In fact, we fully expect to add capacity in future years as our business continues to grow in vinyl windows, doors and other building construction products."
The company has more than 60 extrusion lines at the two sites, Brown said.
In early 2000 the company added capacity at the 345,000-square-foot Dayton Technologies plant in Monroe, including 15 extruders and 155,000 square feet to serve as a finished goods warehouse.
Plans for the Wilmington plant include production of window and door profiles with lower output requirements, and use as a manufacturing point for other products, including decks and rails, shutters and ceiling panels.
The plant also has been slated to manufacture products using alternate materials in the future, Brown said.
The company is owned by Deceuninck Plastics Industries NV of Hooglede, Belgium. The North American operations had 1999 sales of $100 million, Brown said.