Jeld-Wen Closing Dubuque PlantJanuary 28th, 2014 by DWM Magazine
Jeld-Wen Inc. has announced the consolidation of its wood-fiber production capacity with the March 28 closure of its operation in Dubuque, Iowa.
The company’s 52 employees in Dubuque have been invited to transfer to other Jeld-Wen operations, including the company’s door and window manufacturing facilities in Grinnell, Iowa. 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 will be hosting a job fair to assist non‐transferring employees in finding other local employment.
Jeld-Wen acquired the Dubuque operation in 1978, where it produced pressed wood-fiber material that is 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 says the move, “further strengthens the company for future growth, as it continues to focus on meeting customers’ increased demands for quality, price and performance.”