Jeld-Wen Inc.


Headquarters: Klamath Falls, OR

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

Employees: 20,000

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2013 Top 100 Sales Range Category: More than $1 Billion

General Information: : In 2012, Jeld-Wen continued to focus on expanding its door manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. With its principal manufacturing facility in Towanda, Pa., CMI not only expands Jeld-Wen’s manufacturing footprint, it gives the company access to proprietary technology, as well as an expanded line of environmentally friendly wood composite exterior products. Previously, CMI was a Window & Door Top 100 Manufacturer in its own right, with annual sales between $100 million and $200 million. The 2012 CMI purchase follows up on the construction of a $160 million door component plant in Louisiana, announced in 2011.

Other recent news from Jeld-Wen includes plans to open a separate North American headquarters facility in Charlotte, N.C., in addition to its global headquarters in Oregon. These moves follow up on the purchase of a majority stake in Jeld-Wen in 2011 by Onex Corp., an investment company based in Toronto, Canada. The remainder of the company continues to be owned by a foundation started by Richard Wendt, the company founder, and members of the Wendt family, Jeld-Wen employees and other shareholders.

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. One of the largest manufacturers of doors in North America, Jeld-Wen now operates door manufacturing operations in Rocklin and San Diego, Calif.; Kissimmee, Fla.; Grinnell, Iowa; Ligonier, Ind.; Lexington, N.C.; Chiloquin, Ore., Pottsville, Pa.; Pataskala, Ohio; Sulphur Springs and Temple, Texas; and Ludlow and North Springfield, Vt.; as well as St. Henri, Que., 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 Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saint Appollinaire, Quebec; and Toronto, Ontario.

Prior to the recent recession, Jeld-Wen operated even more facilities, but the weak housing market led to the closing of plants in Alabama, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Jeld-Wen remains one of the largest window and door manufacturers in the world, with companies and facilities in 20 other countries in addition to its North American operations. According to the Onex website, Jeld-Wen had annual revenues of $3.1 billion for 2011.

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