Jeld-Wen to Establish New NA Headquarters in NC
Jeld-Wen Inc. will open a new North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., according to a news release from North Carolina Gov. Betsy Perdue. The window and door manufacturer plans to invest $2 million in the operation and create at least 142 jobs over the next two years.
“We are very pleased to expand in North Carolina and establish our North American headquarters in Charlotte,” states Philip Orsino, Jeld-Wen president. “The company employs 10,000 people across North America in more than 50 plants and facilities. This expansion in Charlotte is integral to our overall plans for growth.”
The company's global headquarters will remain in Klamath Falls, Ore., where it got its start more than 50 years ago. One reason for the new Charlotte location is its proximity to Home Depot, based in Atlanta, and Lowe's, based in Mooresville, N.C. Given the location of two of the manufacturer's biggest customers, Ron Saxton, the manufacturer's executive vice president and chief administrative officer, previously told the Portland Business Journal that it would make sense to house the Jeld-Wen sales team in Charlotte.
The new operation was also facilitated by a Job Development Investment Grant from the state of North Carolina, where Jeld-Wen already employs about 260 people at two different manufacturing locations. “We appreciate Governor Perdue’s supportive policies and her team’s hard work,” Orsino notes. “We have had a presence in North Carolina since 1962 and we look forward to significantly increasing our investment and footprint here."
“North Carolina continues to be a top choice for companies looking to expand or relocate operations,” says Gov. Perdue. “North Carolina is a tremendous place to do business, and we have a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. Our priorities of investing in education and economic development continue to pay off.”