NORTH WILKESBORO -- A door manufacturing company which recently announced plans to locate its North American headquarters in Charlotte said Wednesday it will expanding manufacturing facilities in Wilkes County.
Jeld-Wen Inc., now based in southern Oregon, said it will add to its facility in North Wilkesboro. The addition will create an estimated 49 new jobs and generate a capital investment of $4.8 million in production equipment and facility improvements, according to a news release from the company.
Jeld-Wen, which has its global headquarters in Klamath Falls, Ore., announced last month that its new North American office would be in Charlotte, creating 142 new jobs.
Company officials said Wednesday that North Wilkesboro town commissioners and Wilkes County commissioner approved a local incentive package to support the expansion.
“The company has been a significant employer here for many years, and we look forward to its continued growth for our community,” said Jeff Garstka, Wilkes County Economic Development Commission president.
Jeld-Wen employs about 20,000 people world-wide.