One Plant Closes, Another One Opens

January 13th, 2012 by DWM Magazine

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (with Jeld-Wen President Philip Orsino at his right), welcomes the window maker to the state.

While Jeld-Wen announced the closing of its Cheyenne, Wyo., plant back in October, the window maker announced today that it is opening a new door-facings production facility in Winn Parish, La. The facility is scheduled for start-up in the fourth quarter of 2012 and is expected to employ at least 75 people in its first year.

 “The Jeld-Wen plant in Louisiana will be the most technologically advanced wood fiber door-facings plant in the world,” said Philip Orsino, Jeld-Wen president.

 “We welcome the completion of the Jeld-Wen facility as great news for Winn Parish and the entire state of Louisiana,” said Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. This project brings to life a world-class manufacturing environment that taps Louisiana’s rich resources and creates quality jobs for our people.”

 Louisiana has a steady and reliable source of hardwood fiber,” says Jeld-Wen senior vice president Jim Morrison. “We’re also impressed by the employment base throughout Winn and Jackson Parishes.”

 

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