Simonton Moving Headquarters to Ohio
Currently based in Parkersburg, W.Va., Simonton Windows plans to transition various corporate functions to Columbus, Ohio, where it already operates a new product development center. The Columbus location will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters beginning in 2011.
The vinyl window and door manufacturer will retain its corporate location in Parkersburg, where the company plans to house customer service, marketing services and information technology functions. The company also plans to maintain all its West Virginia manufacturing operations, officials point out. Simonton currently employs more than 1,000 people in the state.
“This initiative represents the latest in a series of growth-oriented initiatives for Simonton,” says Mark Savan, Simonton president. “During the last several years, we have aggressively reorganized numerous areas of our business with the goal of continuing our market share gains as the economy recovers. Strengthening our Columbus presence makes sense from a geographic and commercial perspective.
"Columbus provides us with greater accessibility to our national customer base and suppliers, and is more centrally located between our manufacturing facilities in West Virginia, Illinois, Oklahoma and California," Savan continues. "At the same time, we’re pleased to maintain our deep roots in West Virginia and our strong commitment to the state’s excellent workforce.”
Both the Columbus and Parkersburg facilities will house approximately 75 employees when the transition is complete by mid-2011.
One of the largest producers of vinyl window and doors in the U.S., Simonton is part of the home and security business unit of Fortune Brands Inc.