Jeld-Wen Inc.*

 

Headquarters: Klamath Falls, Ore.

Product Lines: Wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows and patio doors. Wood, steel, and composite entry doors. Interior doors. Millwork products.

Employees: 20,000

Web Sites: www.jeld-wen.com

2012 Top 100 Sales Range Category: More than $1 Billion

General Information: Onex Corp., an investment company based in Toronto, Canada, acquired a 40 percent stake in Jeld-Wen last year, investing $871 million in the window and door manufacturer. The balance of the company continues to be owned by the trust of the late founder Richard Wendt, members of the Wendt family, Jeld-Wen employees and other existing shareholders. Onex’ strategic guidance and experience combined with Jeld-Wen’s strong balance sheet, brand and market position will enable the company to growth further and strengthen its competitive position, officials state. Overall, Jeld-Wen operates more than 100 locations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. In North America, the company operates door manufacturing operations in Rocklin and San Diego, Calif.; Kissimmee, Fla.; Grinnell, Iowa; Ligonier, Ind.; Lexington, N.C.; and Chiloquin, Ore.; Pottsville, Pa.; Pataskala, Ohio; Sulphur Springs and Temple, Texas; and Ludlow and N. Springfield, Vt.; as well as St. Henri, Quebec in Canada. Door skins are produced at facilities in Dubuque, Iowa; Marion, N.C.; Klamath Falls, Ore.; White Swan, Wash.; and Craigsville, W.Va. Jeld-Wen window manufacturing operations are located in Vista, Calif.; Venice, Fla.; Rantoul, Ill., Grinnell, Iowa;
Mount Vernon, Ohio; Bend and Stayton, Ore.; Ringtown, Pa.; and Hawkins, Wis.; as well as Winnepeg, Manitoba; Saint Appollinaire, Quebec; and Toronto, Ontario. The weak housing market during the past several years has had an impact on Jeld-Wen’s operations. In 2011, it closed
a window plant in Cheyenne, Wyo. That followed the closing of plants in Alabama, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin in recent years. In 2011, it also sold a Yakima, Wash. vinyl extrusion plant to Quanex Building Products. In other news, the window and door manufacturer aligned itself with the Portland Timbers, a new team in Major League Soccer. Jeld-Wen is now the official window and door provider to the team and
the league and the Timbers now play at Jeld-Wen Field. More recently, Jeld-Wen announced plans to complete construction on $160 million interior door component plant in Louisiana. The project had been announced several years ago, but was put on hold with the housing
downturn. Started in 1960, Jeld-Wen grew rapidly during the ‘90s with numerous acquisitions. In 2003, it launched a major re-branding initiative and now sells 27 former window and door brands under the Jeld-Wen name. Jeld-Wen’s 2010 sales were estimated to be approximately $3.0 billion by Forbes Magazine, which ranked it 135th on its annual list of America's largest private companies.

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