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Superseal Records Significant Growth, Results in Development Grant From City of Merrill

Window and Door Company Now Employs Nearly 100 in Merrill

MERRILL, WI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- Hurd Windows and Doors announced that due to the dramatic job growth at its Superseal Windows and Doors manufacturing facility in Merrill, Wisconsin, the City of Merrill has agreed to convert a $200,000 TID Loan into a non-repayable development grant.

Under the terms of the agreement, if Superseal created 75 new jobs by December 15, 2014, the loan would be considered a development incentive with no repayment requirements. As of June 1st, the vinyl windows and doors manufacturer had already significantly surpassed its jobs creation goal.

According to Hurd Vice President of Administration and Operations Scott Albers, the dramatic increase in job creation is attributed to the growth in demand for Superseal's vinyl windows and doors. "The expansion of Superseal's national and international availability since we moved to Merrill has certainly driven demand," Albers said. "We have even exceeded our expectations, as Superseal's sales are well above last year, as are our forecasts for the coming year."

Albers explained that there are a number of factors in the success of Superseal's windows and doors, including: premium aesthetics and construction; use of heavy duty extrusions; the largest selection of performance glazings, including Ultra-R™ featuring Heat Mirror™ suspended films; and an unlimited number of exterior colors, where consumers can choose from 15 decorator colors, or Superseal will match virtually any color in the rainbow.

Hurd, which purchased Superseal Windows and Doors in January 2011, invested in equipment and upgrades to the Merrill facility to convert it for Superseal production. Production was consolidated at the Merrill plant in 2012.

ABOUT SUPERSEAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Celebrating more than 50 years in business, Superseal Window and Door manufacturing is based in Merrill, Wisconsin. The company has set the standards for top-quality products and exceptional service in the vinyl window and door industry. Unlike ordinary vinyl lines, Superseal offers consumers an unlimited number of exterior painted colors and superior energy performance, best demonstrated by their flagship Ultra-R™ glazing. For more information, call 800-433-4873 or visit www.Supersealwindows.com.

ABOUT HURD WINDOWS & DOORS

HWD Acquisition, Inc. is headquartered in Medford, Wisconsin. The company markets products under the Hurd and Superseal brands and is recognized for its 90-plus year tradition of building custom wood windows and doors to the highest standards of excellence and quality. Hurd products are sold exclusively through more than 400 distributors in the United States and Canada, and in 20 countries worldwide. With factories in Medford and Merrill, Wisconsin, Hurd products are manufactured in 600,000 square feet of production space. For more information and Hurd reviews, visit www.hurd.com. Toll free: 1-800-433-4873.

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