Pella, Iowa-based Pella Corp. opened a $20 million, 150,000-square-foot plant in Reidsville, N.C., to fabricate vinyl windows and patio doors for the growing U.S. Southeast region.
Pella renovated an existing building to serve as a regional hub for production and distribution of its energy efficient vinyl windows with double- and triple-pane options. The operation will employ 125 when it is fully staffed.
Some of the new jobs are being filled now but most hiring will begin in the fourth quarter. Pella officials said they need to increase fabrication capacity to support the company's four other U.S. vinyl window and door fabrication facilities.
"We continue to see incredible growth in our 250 series vinyl product line and recognized an opportunity to meet our customers' needs in the Southeast by adding a dedicated manufacturing facility to service this market," Pella CEO Tim Yaggi said in a news release.
Founded in 1925, Pella also makes wood and fiberglass windows and doors. The privately held, family-owned company has 18 manufacturing sites and more than 200 showrooms employing more than 7,000.
The Pella 250 is Energy Star rated and comes in six styles and three neutral solid colors or nine dual-colored frames, which come with facade-facing hues, such as hunter green, brick red, light gray, and black.
Pella received incentives from the city, Rockingham County and state to locate in Reidsville, which Yaggi said has a skilled workforce. The city and county built the facility on speculation 20 years ago to attract investors. Pella reportedly bought it from an individual who also owns a general contracting business in Reidsville.
Pella officials say they will be a good neighbor to the city.
"Pella is a 93-year-old, family-owned company with a strong brand, a rich history of innovation, and a reputation for quality. We are known for our core values including total integrity in everything we do, teamwork and respect, and giving back to our communities," Yaggi said.