Jeld-Wen Grows in Pennsylvania
Adding to its current locations in Pennsylvania, Jeld-Wen Inc. will begin construction on a new plant in September, according to the local Allentown, Pa., newspaper. The Schuylkill County facility will likely employ about 275 people.
The paper reports that the Klamath Falls, Ore.-based manufacturer paid nearly $1.5 million for the 42-acre plot of land at Cass Township industrial park.
Jeld-Wen currently has two plants in nearby Ringtown, which produce windows and doors. The new facility will house door systems production, currently housed in Ringtown. The door systems operation there was planned to be temporary, company officials note, until a long-term facility could be constructed.
The transfer of the door operations will not affect the window operation currently located in Ringtown, officials add.
“Jeld-Wen is proud to be located in Pennsylvania and we are excited about the growth opportunity of a new facility in Cass Township,” says John Caine, the company’s general manager. “Cass Township is a great location from which we can provide our customers reliable products and service.”
Jeld-Wen is going through the permitting process for land development, planning and storm water for the new site, the paper adds.