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Quanex acquires vinyl extrusion plant from JELD-WEN

Quanex Building Products Corp. and JELD-WEN have entered into an agreement for the sale, to Quanex’s Mikron operation, of JELD-WEN’s equipment and certain other assets of its vinyl extrusion plant in Yakima, WA, effective March 1, 2011.

Clare Goldsberry

March 2, 2011

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Quanex acquires vinyl extrusion plant from JELD-WEN

In 2007, JELD-WEN remodeled a building in Yakima to begin making some of the extruded vinyl profiles used at its window manufacturing plants across the U.S., including at an adjacent site in Yakima. Mikron, part of Quanex’s Engineered Products Group, has been JELD-WEN’s long-time extrusion supplier, providing the technical expertise to help make the operation the success it is today, said a joint release from the two companies. JELD-WEN decided late last year that it was time to consider its options to geographically grow its role in the extrusion business or seek alternatives that would ensure its future success.

“Strategically, this allows each of our companies to focus and leverage what they do best—continue to provide customers with the most efficiently produced, superior-performing components for integrated window and door systems,” said David Wemmer, president of Mikron.

Quanex Building Products Corp. is a manufacturer of engineered materials, component, and systems serving the U.S. residential window and door markets. Quanex will operate the extrusion plant by hiring existing JELD-WEN Extrusion Division employees.

JELD-WEN is a manufacturer of reliable windows and doors, based in Klamath Falls, OR. The company began as a small Oregon millwork plant in 1960 with 15 employees and now has more than 20,000 employees at its operations across 20 states and 22 countries. Today the company manufactures a full range of windows, doors, and garage doors.

“We’ve grown our mutual businesses through a long-standing partnership,” stated Wemmer. “This further cements that relationship and our commitment to find future growth opportunities. We’re proud to be working with JELD-WEN.” —Clare Goldsberry

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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