American Architectural Products Corp. has sold its American Weather-Seal to Monarch Manufacturing Corp., the producer of basement windows and related products in Waukee, IA. The AAPC declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2000 and has announced plans to sell its remaining assets and close down completely.
American Weather-Seal, a vinyl window manufacturing operation with factories in Winesburg and Orrville, OH, is the one-time Louisiana-Pacific window manufacturing operation. It also markets replacement products under the Nu-Sash name.
Monarch is one of the nation’s largest producers of basement window products and accessories. It currently serves most of the United States and operates a 105,000-square-foot plant in Iowa.
“The acquisition by Monarch provides American Weather-Seal with the resources to continue our aggressive sales growth and product and systems development as well as invest in the long-term future of the company,” states David Kruse, president of the Ohio company.
American Weather-Seal will operate as an independent subsidiary and retain the current management team and staff.
AAPC’s remaining assets to be sold include Binnings Building Products, in Lexington, NC, and Danvid in Carrollton, TX. Both operations produce vinyl and aluminum windows and doors.