MI Windows and Doors LLC (MIWD) is moving production from its extrusion plant in Carrollton, Texas, to a new facility about 15 miles away in Flower Mound, where it received economic incentives for its plans to hire at least 500 employees in the next decade.
The Gratz, Pa.--based manufacturer makes vinyl, aluminum and composite windows for the new construction and remodeling markets at factories in the city where it is headquartered and Prescott Valley, Ariz., in addition to Carrollton.
In Flower Mound, MIWD employees will assemble windows in a 401,600-square-foot space as soon as late summer. The facility, which will be leased, is still under construction.
CEO Matt DeSoto said in a news release issued Feb. 19 that moving a significant portion of the operation will allow the company to expand its product offering for a quickly evolving market.
“The new facility in Flower Mound is a natural move for the business, allowing us to offer enhanced service and increased product availability in the southern United States,” DeSoto added.
The business will get a $50,000 relocation grant and a 10-year, 75 percent tax abatement, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
Founded in 1947, MIWD's management team bought the company two years ago from J.T. Walker Industries with support from Shoreview Industries, which is a private equity firm based in Minneapolis.