Jeld-Wen Closes Dubuque PlantMarch 31st, 2014 by DWM Magazine
According to local reports, Jeld-Wen Inc completed the closing of its wood-fiber production facility in Dubuque, Iowa, Friday, March 28.
The company’s 52 employees in Dubuque initially were invited to transfer to other Jeld-Wen operations, including the company’s door and window manufacturing facilities in Grinnell, Iowa.
In January, the company stated in a release that, “Employees who cannot or do not wish to transfer to other locations will be offered severance packages and job-finding/outplacement services prior to the expected closure” The company also planned to host a job fair to assist non‐transferring employees in finding other local employment It is unclear if those employees have been offered or found other jobs.
Jeld-Wen acquired the Dubuque operation in 1978, where it produced pressed wood-fiber material used in the construction of interior doors.
The company says it has ample production capacity at other wood-fiber operations in the United States to continue meeting customer needs In a statement, Jeld-Wen said the move, “further strengthens the company for future growth, as it continues to focus on meeting customers’ increased demands for quality, price and performance.”