Jeld-Wen Grows in Washington

September 15, 2007

Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to spend about $6.5 million to renovate a building currently on the site of the Yakima, Wash., property it bought two years ago. The goal is to set up a “feeder facility” for its existing plant in Yakima.

The national producer employs about 100 people in the area, and the new site may create as many as 85 additional jobs, according to the Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic. “The quality of employees, local resources and proximity to the other Jeld-Wen facility made Yakima a great location,” Randy Cox, vice president, says.

The project’s completion date is still unknown, company officials told the paper.