Vinylmax, a manufacturer of vinyl windows for replacement and new construction residential use, has announced plans to expand its presence in Hamilton, Ohio, so it may increase production and meet growing demand. The investment includes $4 million, which will be used to outfit the new, 150,000-square-foot expansion expected to be ready for 2023. The company also plans to add 150 new jobs over the next five years.

A Vinylmax press release indicates that company officials have worked with the City of Hamilton since the company moved to the city in 2008, to ensure the property would be available for future growth.

“Since moving to Hamilton 12 years ago, Vinylmax has found the city to be a great partner, and Ohio is home to our families,” said Laura Doerger-Roberts, Vinylmax Windows president. “We are very happy that our local community has enthusiastically embraced this opportunity for local growth and expansion.”

Vinylmax had the option to expand production at its existing facility in New York and considered other options before finally choosing Hamilton for its expansion. The City of Hamilton and REDI Cincinnati worked with Vinylmax to make it the best location for investment. The company also attributes Hamilton’s ease of access to major transportation corridors and local talent as key drivers in its decision-making.

“For two generations, the Doerger Family has operated a high-quality manufacturing facility with industry-leading delivery times,” said Joshua A. Smith, Hamilton city manager. “We are very thankful they are adding new jobs that pay a living wage.”

Over the past two years, demand for building materials has reached record levels and fueled Vinylmax’s sales. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the company has created more than 200 jobs in Hamilton and as a result, Vinylmax expects to triple its revenue over the next five years.

“With new home construction surging by as much as 29% across the country, Vinylmax is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the growth with its increased manufacturing capacity,” said Kimm Lauterbach, REDI Cincinnati president and CEO. “Our partnership with JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Development, and the City of Hamilton made the project possible.”

The Ohio Department of Development approved a job creation tax credit to support Vinylmax’s investment. The project is contingent on additional support from the City of Hamilton. JobsOhio plans to provide additional assistance, which will be made public after a final agreement is executed.

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