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Oregon's Jeld-Wen will open North American headquarters in North Carolina(State Cries 'Foul')
The Oregonian ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | By Richard Read

Posted on 12/22/2012 11:38:20 AM PST by Be Careful

Jeld-Wen Inc., Oregon's largest private company, plans to open a North American headquarters in North Carolina, contradicting denials in September.

Jeld-Wen's global headquarters will remain in Klamath Falls, where the door-and-window manufacturer was founded 52 years ago. The company plans to add at least 142 jobs in Charlotte, N.C., during the next two years -- some of them from Oregon -- with an average annual payroll of $13.4 million plus benefits.

(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: layoffs
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1 posted on 12/22/2012 11:38:28 AM PST by Be Careful
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To: Be Careful

They make fine windows, and doors too if I’m not mistaken,

Welcome to NC.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 11:41:29 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Be Careful

Directive 10-289 will put an end to this!


3 posted on 12/22/2012 11:42:00 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Be Careful

Is “Right to Work” an issue here??? High taxes??? Goofy environmental regulations??? Hmmmm????


4 posted on 12/22/2012 11:44:51 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Or, the ‘Exit Tax’ that the Einsteins in California are trying to put in place to penalize those that flee


5 posted on 12/22/2012 11:45:46 AM PST by Be Careful
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To: Be Careful

The bOregonian should be thrilled they ran another evil private company out of the state.

Merry Christmas


6 posted on 12/22/2012 11:49:31 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yes they do. I’ve hung white a few of their slab and prehung doors, and am always pleased with the product.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 11:53:25 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Be Careful

Hmmm. This might be the start of something here,,,,

I opened up a link to my northwest hometown newspaper and learned that a major sawmill voted by 80% to decertify. Two paper mills in that town, that had closed, re-opened as non union shops.

This area had been the center of the wood worker union movement (e.g. Wobblies, IWA) for over a 100 years.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 11:57:15 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Don Corleone

It is an anti-business state.

Hobby Farms magazine had a letter from a reader in Oregon who stated he was moving out of Oregon because that state’s government was anti-farmer.


9 posted on 12/22/2012 11:57:17 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Be Careful

I think it’s a good thing that the states are self-selecting free vs socialist.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 12:04:28 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Be Careful

I am surprised as it was very recently that this company was in dire financial straights, and was not expected to survive.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 12:08:10 PM PST by Revel
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from Oregon -- with an average annual payroll

I misread that as average annual rainfall

12 posted on 12/22/2012 12:08:27 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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I love Jeld-Wen products. I have quite a few of their windows and doors. Fine quality for a stock product, and zero flaws or installation hassles, even for a lady like me who doesn’t have a lot of strength or skill.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 12:09:55 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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Or, the ‘Exit Tax’ that the Einsteins in California are trying to put in place to penalize those that flee

My former employer beat the exit tax by moving all corporate jobs (including mine) from Salinas CA to Charlotte NC in August.

14 posted on 12/22/2012 12:12:04 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Or, the ‘Exit Tax’ that the Einsteins in California are trying to put in place to penalize those that flee

No one can be sure these days, but I am pretty confident that for any State to levy a tax on anyone seeking to move to any other State would do violence to the Constitution.

15 posted on 12/22/2012 12:14:56 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RegulatorCountry

I redid our house with some of their windows last year.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 12:16:18 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: bray
The bOregonian should be thrilled they ran another evil private company out of the state.

The company found that the windows they produced in Oregon kept warping to the left.

17 posted on 12/22/2012 12:31:48 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: Be Careful

Isn’t North Carolina’s corporate tax higher than Oregon or Georgia ? Jeld-Wen Chief Administrative Officer Ron Saxton told the Business Journal in September that expanding the company’s presence in the south will allow it to better serve two of its largest customers, Atlanta-based Home Depot and North Carolina-based Lowe’s.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 12:49:17 PM PST by erlayman
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To: Be Careful

Reasonably accurate bio of company founder.

Richard Wendt, Jeld-Wen cofounder and philanthropist, dies in Portland

Published: Monday, August 16, 2010, 8:38 PM Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 6:16 AM

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/08/richard_wendt_jeld-wen_cofound.html


19 posted on 12/22/2012 12:55:52 PM PST by abb
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Darn it, I was hoping we were going to get them in SC. Congrats to NC, well done.


20 posted on 12/22/2012 1:53:29 PM PST by JRPerry
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