Pella Corp.*


Headquarters: Pella, Iowa

Product Lines:  Wood, vinyl, fiberglass window, patio door and entry door products, as well as steel entry doors. Architectural windows, curtain wall, storefronts and entrances.

Employees: 7,100

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

General Information: A family run business dating back to 1925, Pella manufactures wood windows and patio doors in Pella, Carroll, Shenandoah, and Sioux Center, Iowa, and Macomb, Ill. Fiberglass and vinyl products are manufactured in Murray, Ky. Vinyl windows and patio doors are also manufactured in Gettysburg, Pa., and Portland, Ore., while entry door systems are produced in Wylie, Texas, as well as its headquarters facility in Pella. The manufacturer also owns Efco Corp., which manufactures architectural and commercial products in Monett, Mo. Pointing to continued weakness in new home construction, Pella announced plans to close a vinyl window plant in West Columbia, S.C., in 2011, and also closed an entry door plant in Fairfield, Ohio. Those moves followed previous closings of Story City, Iowa, and Tucson, Ariz., vinyl window plants in recent years. For 2011, Pella did add workers at its Kentucky plant to meet demand for its recently-launched 350 Series vinyl product line. Pella sells its products through a network of independently-owned Pella Window Stores, as well as company-owned sales branches in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona, Utah, and Toronto. Additionally, it offers its ProLine products through select lumber yards across the country, as well as a full line of products through Pella Design Centers located within Lowe’s stores. In 2011, Pella was honored with the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award for its annual electronic recycling event held in its home town each Earth Day. At the beginning of 2012, the manufacturer launched new SmartSync technology, designed to enable window shades and blinds to be controlled through smart home systems..

  Specialty wood window production at Pella.


  A Pella worker preparing vinyl windows for shipment.


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