Jeld-Wen to expand Wilkes plant

Jeld-Wen Inc. will be expanding its facility in North Wilkesboro, creating an estimated 49 new jobs and generate a capital investment of USD 4.8 million in production equipment and facility improvements.

Jeld-Wen Inc. has announced that it will add to its facility in North Wilkesboro. The addition will create an estimated 49 new jobs and generate a capital investment of USD 4.8 million in production equipment and facility improvements, according to a news release from the company.
Jeld-Wen, which has its global headquarters in Klamath Falls, Ore., announced in December 2012 that its new North American office would be in Charlotte, creating 142 new jobs.
Company officials said that North Wilkesboro town commissioners and Wilkes County commissioner had approved a local incentive package to support the expansion.
“The company has been a significant employer here for many years, and we look forward to its continued growth for our community,” said Jeff Garstka, Wilkes County Economic Development Commission president.
Jeld-Wen employs about 20,000 people worldwide.