MI Shutters Georgia Facility

October 1, 2007

The new home construction downturn has claimed another victim at MI Windows & Doors, which announced this week that it will close its Millen, Ga., manufacturing plant.

“Our decision to close the Millen facility has been extremely difficult,” says Matt DeSoto, president of the Eastern division. “Anytime we affect team members and their families by eliminating jobs it comes with much concern and anxiety. The decision is not a reflection of how our team in Millen has performed, rather a necessary reaction to the current downturn in new home construction.”

The company reports it will redeploy its assets from the Millen site to other manufacturing facilities in the Eastern part of the country. Officials report that despite the closure, customers will receive “seamless service” during the transition.

MI Windows & Doors, a subsidiary of JT Walker Industries Inc., is a vertically integrated manufacturer with more than a dozen plants across the U.S. Based in Gratz, Penn., the company is a Window & Door Top 100 manufacturer, included in the 2007 rankings in the $500 million to $1 billion in annual sales category.