Pennsylvania Governor Visits Accu-Weld

March 24, 2009

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell toured Accu-Weld Window & Door Co., yesterday and used the stop to highlight the impact of the stimulus funding to create green collar jobs in his state.  Based in Bensalem, Pa., the manufacturer produces vinyl replacement windows and has already experienced an increase in demand because of the federal stimulus package, because its products meet tax credit energy efficiency standards.

John Haddon Jr., Accu-Weld president told the Intelligencer, a Bucks County newspaper, that the spending resulting from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will allow Accu-Weld to hire more workers. "The first thing we're going to do is get everyone back to 40 hours a week," he said, explaining the company had cut some employees' hours due to the economic slowdown. "Then we'll expand from that. We've already seen business pick up."

"Here at Accu-Weld, we're seeing firsthand the opportunities we have to spark an economic recovery in Pennsylvania by creating a green economy," said Gov. Rendell. "Investing in energy conservation and weatherization is a 'win-win-win' for America. It's three wins - a win for the homeowner whose heating bills go down, a win for the nation because it drives down our energy use and reliance on fossil fuels, and it's a win for American companies like Accu-weld who are already seeing increased orders due to Pennsylvania's help for homeowners and the new benefits in the stimulus package."