Allied Windows in Aldergrove, a 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility with 175 employees, is being closed by Atis Group Inc., the Montreal-basded window and door maker that bought it in 2007.
The news was reported in a Montreal newspaper Wednesday (Feb. 8) and confirmed by an employee at the plant when the Times phoned later the same day.
“We just got the news,” the woman said, adding all queries could only be answered by the head office.
A spokesman for Atis in Quebec did not immediately return phone calls from the Times.
The report that ran back east said Atis was closing the Allied plant “due to overcapacity.”
At the same time, Atis said it plans to spend $3 million to increase capacity at its Solarcan plant in Longueuil, at its Laflamme division in Quebec City and its Phoenix Glass unit in Vancouver.
The Allied website said the firm “has been manufacturing and serving Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan, and the Fraser Valley window and door market for more than 35 years.”
It was purchased by Atis in 2007 and moved into its current facility in 2008.
According to an online corporate profile that does not report exact financials, only a range of profits, Allied’s annual sales were somewhere between $10 and $25 million, with export sales somewhere between $1 and $5 million.