Elixir Re-Opening Tennessee Plant

May 5, 2010

With plans to begin vinyl window production, Elixir Industries will re-open its idled Crossville, Tenn., plant in the second quarter of 2010. The multi-million dollar investment is part of a strategy to offer customers a diversified product base to meet their needs.

Prior to the recent economic downturn, Elixir manufactured steel entry doors at the Crossville plant. That complete line of equipment was relocated to the Elixir door plant in Douglas, Ga., as a part of business unit consolidation with the decline in the housing market.

“When the Crossville plant re-opens, the production of vinyl windows for the manufactured housing industry will be our primary focus," reports Dwight Knowles, vice president and COO. "Our customers include both the OEM and aftermarket businesses associated with manufactured housing.”

“We have a strong reputation in providing a broad product offering to the industries we are a part of, including pre-hung entry door units. We feel reintroducing window manufacturing at Crossville, Tenn., will compliment our current building product lines,” says John Willis, Elixir’s director of new business development. “We are excited to be able to provide this product to our customer base.”

“My grandfather founded Elixir Industries around two very basic principles, stellar customer service and a commitment to their success," adds Chris Sahm, president and CEO. "I’m proud we are still able to provide and follow these principles with the reinstatement of window manufacturing operations in Crossville, Tenn."