Company planning to create 142 jobs in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A company that manufactures windows and doors is planning to locate its new North American headquarters operations in Charlotte, creating more than 100 jobs, Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday.

JELD-WEN plans to create at least 142 jobs over the next two years and invest $2 million, officials said.

"We are very pleased to expand in North Carolina and establish our North American headquarters in Charlotte," said 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."

The project was made possible in part by a state Job Development Investment Grant.  

"North Carolina continues to be a top choice for companies looking to expand or relocate operations," Perdue said. "North Carolina is a tremendous place to do business and we have a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. Our priorities of investing in education and economic development continue to pay off." 

JELD-WEN currently has 260 employees in North Carolina at two manufacturing locations in McDowell and Davidson counties. 

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