Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan helps build a window.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan helped build a double hung window on Thursday during his private tour of Thompson Creek Window Company’s 117,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Upper Marlboro, Md., near Washington, D.C.

Hogan, escorted by Thompson Creek president and CEO Rick Wuest, also inspected the window for quality assurance before it was wrapped and prepped for shipment.

“After learning a bit about the process, I tried my hand at assembling a window,” Hogan wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone at Thompson Creek for welcoming me.”

Hogan also praised Thompson Creek, which has grown into one of the biggest home improvement manufacturing and contracting companies in the nation. It’s No. 8 in DWM‘s latest list of the top door and window dealers in the country with revenues of approximately $62 million in 2017.

“It’s such a great pleasure to be here at Thompson Creek,” he said. “I’m impressed with the growth of this company, and the quality of the product that they manufacture. I’ve met some incredible people, and we’re happy they’re creating so many jobs here in Maryland. Thompson Creek is a shining example of what our administration wants for Maryland – growing, thriving businesses that provide the hardworking people of our state with great jobs and a strong economy.”

Thompson Creek, which manufactures, sells and installs replacement doors and windows, employs more than 400 people in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Thompson Creek moved into its new manufacturing facility in 2017. Earlier this year, the company relocated its headquarters a mile down the road from its previous office to a more modern, six-story, 122,000-square-foot commercial building that accommodates more than 150 employees. The newly renovated space features a full 360-degree view throughout the office, an outdoor patio, open environment concept and new fitness facility.

Hogan is the most recent political leader to have visited Thompson Creek Window Company. Some of these notable visitors include President Barack Obama (2011), U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (2015) and Rep. Anthony G. Brown (2017).

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