Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. has announced it is making an approximately $8 million investment to expand its footprint in North Carolina. The company will be opening a new manufacturing facility in Statesville to grow its VPI Quality Windows brand. VPI is a provider of high-quality custom windows for multi-family, and commercial applications. The new facility will enable Jeld-Wen to better serve its expanding customer base. Statesville was chosen for its geographic location, qualified workforce and logistical benefits. Jeld-Wen’s investment in the Statesville facility will create up to 235 new jobs at the plant.

“The VPI brand is highly respected in the industry and is an integral part of our growth strategy in North America. We expect to significantly grow our multi-family and commercial window business through this investment and our innovative and energy-efficient solutions,” said Daniel Castillo, president of Jeld-Wen North America. In addition to opening the Statesville facility, which is expected to take place on July 1, 2021, Jeld-Wen also announced a capacity expansion to its North Wilkesboro plant that will result in additional jobs by the summer of 2022.

Jeld-Wen currently employs more than 500 people in the state of North Carolina.

“North Carolina manufacturers that continue to invest in our state are confident in our ability to support their companies as they grow,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “This announcement affirms the strength of our workforce, infrastructure and quality of life.”

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