Ply Gem investing in Virginia plant

Published: October 9, 2012 6:00 am ET

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CARY, N.C. (Oct. 9, 12:45 p.m. ET) — In a sign that the North American housing market is starting to recover from the Great Recession, Ply Gem Industries Inc. is adding jobs and investing in manufacturing improvements at its Rocky Mount, Va., profile extrusion plant.

The plant, part of Cary-based Ply Gem’s window and door products business, will add 200 jobs by the end of 2014, bringing the total there to 1,100.

Manufacturing improvements will include new extrusion tooling, equipment, products and information technology, said Lynn Morstad, president of Ply Gem Windows.

The investment will support growth from the recovering housing market, Morstad said.

The Rocky Mount plant opened in 1939 and was acquired by Ply Gem in 2004. In 2009, as the North American construction market took a nosedive, Ply Gem moved all of its window extrusion operations to Rocky Mount.

The company will receive grants from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, Franklin County and the Town of Rocky Mount. The company also is receiving assistance from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program through the Virginia Department of Business Assistance.


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