Vinylmax LLC, a maker of PVC windows and doors, is closing its window plant in Clifton Park, N.Y.
The closing will eliminate 44 jobs, according to a report on the website of TV station WTEN in Albany. Officials with Vinylmax in Hamilton, Ohio, told the station the closing is a result of changes in the economy and challenges in upgrading the Clifton Park plant.
Vinylmax also is adding 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Hamilton, near Cincinnati, a project first announced in 2021.
"We believe strongly in the attractive, long-term technology investments in our Ohio facility, which give us the flexibility to meet our customers' needs," President Laura Doerger-Roberts said in a statement to the station. She added that Vinylmax will be working with customers to transfer their business to the Hamilton site.
The closing was announced to employees Jan. 22.
"These are extremely difficult decisions, and we realize these actions will likely have a significant impact on the lives of our dedicated employees," Doerger-Ronerts said. "We will work with our employees to assist them through this transition."
Vinylmax puchased the Clifton Park plant after acquiring PVC Industries in 2018, according to the company's website.
The firm's expansion in Hamilton is expected to create 150 new jobs, according to Regional Economic Development Initiative Cincinnati.