Clayton Homes to Make Its Own Windows
Manufactured housing producer Clayton Homes has acquired a Crossville, Tenn., window manufacturing plant from Elixir Industries, and will expand production at the facility, the company reports. The facility has been renamed Clayton Windows.
The former Elixir plant, which supplied Clayton Homes, has a production capacity of 450 windows per day. "We will immediately be purchasing machinery to establish a second line that will increase capacity to 1,000 windows per day," says Colt Davis, director of operations, Clayton Supply.
The Crossville facility presently employs 51 people. With the increase in production, Clayton Supply estimates the creation of approximately 20 new jobs for the East Tennessee community by 2014.
"The location of the Crossville facility also complements the company's footprint very well and will further enhance transportation efficiencies," Davis notes. By the end of the year, this facility will supply windows for most of Clayton's home building facilities.
Based in Maryville, Tenn., Clayton Homes is part of Berkshire Hathaway. The company employs 12,000 team members and operates 35 home building facilities around the country.