JELD-WEN to Locate North American Headquarters in Charlotte
Published Thursday, December 13, 2012 2:00 pm


December 13, 2012


JELD-WEN to Locate North American
Headquarters in Charlotte


North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced today that JELD-WEN will locate its North American headquarters in Charlotte. JELD-WEN, inc., a manufacturer of windows and doors with global headquarters in Klamath Falls, Ore., plans to create 142 jobs and $2 million in investment in the next two years. Compensation will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll will be more than $13.4 million, plus benefits.

“We are very pleased to expand in North Carolina and establish our North American headquarters in Charlotte,” stated JELD-WEN President Mr. Philip Orsino. “As a thriving financial center, Charlotte offers access to an abundance of world class business services and amenities that are important to our growth and productivity.  In addition to business necessities such as an international airport and professional services, we also appreciate Charlotte’s outstanding quality of life and affordable cost of living.”

JELD-WEN has approximately 20,000 employees across more than 100 locations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.  The company’s extensive product offering encompasses windows, exterior doors, interior doors and related building products that are sold globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers, wholesale distributors and building products dealers.

“The Charlotte Chamber welcomes JELD-WEN to the Queen City. They join a growing list of global companies choosing to locate their North American headquarters here because of the competitive advantage we have to offer. From the sixth busiest airport in the nation for operations to our affordability and quality of life, Charlotte continues to attract top tier corporations,” said Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber president.

Brian Brtalik with Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer is representing JELD-WEN in its real estate transaction, which is yet to be completed.

For job opportunities at JELD-WEN:

The Charlotte Chamber would like to thank Governor Perdue, the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges and Charlotte Center City Partners for their assistance with this important project.

Click here to read the N.C. Department of Commerce release.

For more information:

Teri Cline
Director of Communication
JELD-WEN, inc.

Kati Hynes
V.P., Economic Development
Charlotte Chamber


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