Ply Gem Windows to Add 200 JobsOctober 10th, 2012 by DWM Magazine
Ply Gem Windows announced the addition of 200 jobs and a significant capital investment at its Rocky Mount, Va., manufacturing facility by the end of 2014, which the company attributes to an improvement in demand for the company’s products.
“The investment in the Rocky Mount facility will ensure the local community will benefit from our growth initiatives,” said Lynn Morstad, president, Ply Gem Windows, who made the announcement during a news conference at the Franklin County Government Center. “Through these initiatives, we are looking to bring our job count at the Rocky Mount facility to 1,100 associates by the end of 2014.”
New hires will include such jobs as unit assemblers, coordinators, value stream leaders, process owners, process engineers, technicians, and IT support.
“In addition to job creation, the investment in Rocky Mount is part of our company’s Enterprise Lean initiative, which includes manufacturing improvements such as new extrusion tooling, equipment, products and information technology,” said Morstad. “We are focused on enhancing Ply Gem’s product offering and customer experience to support planned growth from the housing market recovery, as well as improved market share from new customers and products. This expansion demonstrates the confidence we have in associates at the Rocky Mount facility to deliver superior products and service to customers throughout North America.”
The investment was made possible, in part, by grants from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, Franklin County and the Town of Rocky Mount. The company also is receiving assistance from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program through the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, according to Ply Gem.