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JELD-WEN to move its headquarters to Charlotte, creating 142 jobs

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - JELD-WEN, a company who manufactures windows and doors, will locate its North American Headquarters operations in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to a news release.

The company plans to create at least 142 jobs and invest $2 million over the next 2 years.

"North Carolina continues to be a top choice for companies looking to expand or relocate operations," said Gov. Perdue.

JELD-WEN has built its reputation as one of the world's most reliable manufacturers of windows and doors for more than 50 years. The company has earned numerous awards and endorsements for dependability, innovation and excellence.

"We are very pleased to expand in North Carolina and establish our North American headquarters in Charlotte," stated JELD-WEN President Philip Orsino. "The company employs 10,000 people across North America in more than 50 plants and facilities. This expansion in Charlotte is integral to our overall plans for growth."

According to the news release, the company currently has 260 employees in North Carolina at two different manufacturing locations in McDowell and Davidson counties, but its global headquarters is in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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