JELD-WEN Expands in Charlotte

New Charlotte HQ Campus/Training Center
Published Friday, November 4, 2016

JELD-WEN Expands in Charlotte
New Charlotte HQ Campus/Training Center

Nov. 4, 2016 – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that JELD-WEN, one of the world’s largest window and door manufacturers, is building a new corporate campus and training center in Charlotte. The company plans to create over 200 jobs in the next five years to more than double in size and invest multi-millions in a new building in the Charlotte’s Southwest submarket.

“North Carolina’s outstanding business climate continues to attract new jobs and investment from global companies looking to sharpen their competitive edge,” said Governor McCrory. “This expansion by JELD-WEN speaks highly of our state’s great workforce and to the company’s confidence that it can recruit top executive-level talent here from around the world.”

“Global companies need global connectivity, and North Carolina offers convenient access to both domestic and international markets,” said Secretary Skvarla. “Charlotte’s excellent air service, for example, puts JELD-WEN’s leadership team within easy reach of its operations around the world.”

JELD-WEN’s new headquarters building will accommodate various types of positions in their North American Administration, North American Operations and Global divisions. Salaries will vary by position, with an average annual compensation of $75,000.

“JELD-WEN is investing in Charlotte because this vibrant city has so much to offer in the way of talent and amenities,” said Mark A. Beck, president and chief executive officer of JELD-WEN. “We appreciate the support provided through the state Job Development Investment Grant as well as local Charlotte- Mecklenburg support and we look forward to strengthening our connection with this great community.”

JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes a full range of windows, doors and related building products to the residential and commercial markets that are sold globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers, wholesale distributors and building products dealers.

“The Charlotte Chamber appreciates JELD-WEN’s commitment to this community. The company’s expansion plans not only create hundreds of new jobs for the local economy but also helps to recruit more internationally known businesses to the Queen City,” added Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber president and CEO.

JELD-WEN opened its doors in 1960 as a small Oregon millwork plant with 15 employees. Today the company operates in 25 countries with 111 manufacturing locations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. JELD-WEN employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.

Click here for the North Carolina Department of Commerce news release.

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Media Contact:
Stefanie Week
CMD Agency

Kati Hynes
Charlotte Chamber
VP Economic Development