Quanex Building Products Corp., the parent company of Mikron Industries Inc., has purchased Jeld-Wen Inc.'s 70,000-square-foot vinyl window profile extrusion plant in Yakima, Wash.
Jeld-Wen added in-house window extrusion at the plant in 2007 to make window lineals for its window fabrication factory, located in a separate building in the same campus in Yakima.
Mikron President David Wemmer said the extrusion plant will continue to serve Jeld-Wen. The new Mikron operation also will extrude profiles for other window customers in the western United States, he said.
This gives us a very high-speed, high-volume facility in a very appealing geographic area, Wemmer said in a telephone interview March 1.
Wemmer said Mikron will continue to operate both its headquarters plant in Kent, Wash., about 100 miles west of Yakima, and the former Jeld-Wen factory. He said the Kent operation is Mikron's center of innovation and research and development that has led to a string of new products in the last several years.
Mikron will retain all 30 current employees at the Yakima extrusion plant. We bought all the assets, including the building. The employees are now our employees. We're leaving the same leadership team in place, he said.
Wemmer declined to say how many extrusion lines the plant runs, but he said it has 20 million pounds of annual extrusion capacity. The plant will extrude profiles for vinyl windows and doors.
He declined to say how much Quanex paid for the Jeld-Wen factory.
Houston-based Quanex, made another acquisition Jan. 31, when it paid $107 million to buy Edgetech I.G. Inc., a maker of insulating glass spacer systems for windows and doors, from Lauren Manufacturing Co. of New Philadelphia, Ohio.