Quanex Acquires Washington Vinyl Extrusion Plant from JELD-WENMarch 1st, 2011 by DWM Magazine
Quanex Building Products Corp. and JELD-WEN have entered into an agreement for the sale of JELD-WEN’s equipment and certain other assets of its vinyl extrusion plant in Yakima, Wash. The plant will now be a part of Quanex’s Mikron operation, effective today.
JELD-WEN had opened the plant in 2007 and had been making some of the extruded vinyl profiles used at its window plants across the United States there. Mikron, part of Quanex’s Engineered Products Group, has been JELD-WEN’s long-time extrusion supplier, and had provided “technical expertise to help make the operation the success it is today.”
“Strategically, this allows each of our companies to focus and leverage what they do best – continue to provide customers with the most efficiently produced, superior-performing components for integrated window and door systems,” says David Wemmer, president of Mikron. “We’re proud to be working with JELD-WEN.”
“We’ve grown our mutual businesses through a long-standing partnership,” adds Wemmer. “This further cements that relationship and our commitment to find future growth opportunities.”
Quanex will operate the extrusion plant by hiring existing JELD-WEN Extrusion Division employees. “We’re excited to welcome the many talented JELD-WEN employees from the extrusion division to the Quanex family,” adds Wemmer.