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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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To: gorush

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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To: Be Careful
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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To: Be Careful

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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To: Be Careful
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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To: Be Careful
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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To: Be Careful

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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To: erlayman

“Isn’t North Carolina’s corporate tax higher than Oregon or Georgia ?”

Probably, but its a right to work state and we offer lots of perks to avoid the taxation just for moving here. And they are moving to Charlotte, so there are lots of banks down the street if needed.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 1:54:58 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: ottbmare
The company I work for has a nice synopsis on the Jeld-Wen window, patio door, and interior door lines.

Jeld-Wen does a little bit of everything, which keeps them very competitive.

Advanced Sash & Door's Jeld-Wen Info

22 posted on 12/22/2012 3:25:37 PM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Be Careful

Such an ‘exit tax’ will never survive a challenge in court over interstate commerce freedom.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 3:49:59 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: GenXteacher

“...but its a right to work state,”

I think this may be increasingly important to American industry during the second term of the Obama regime. Look for the union thugs to continue stepping up their strikes, threats, and demands for above market pay and benefits, with the help of the Obama administration and liberal federal district court judges. Having manufacturing facilities in a right to work state is your best hedge if you happen to also have manufacturing in a non-rtw state.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 3:50:44 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Be Careful
Jeld-Wen's shift raises questions concerning Oregon's retention efforts.

Yeah, that's the answer nowadays. Treat business like sh*t till they leave. Then trot out the "retention" efforts. Give 'em some tax breaks that all the other businesses who stay will have to pay.

The French economist, Frederic Bastiat, used to talk about the "seen" and the "unseen". Everyone sees this company setting up operations in Caroline, no one, though, sees all the businesses that just quietly shut down.

25 posted on 12/22/2012 3:55:41 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Welcome to Charlotte


26 posted on 12/22/2012 4:02:53 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Freestate316
I’ve hung white a few of their slab and prehung doors

Hung white?

27 posted on 12/22/2012 4:06:57 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Be Careful

I’m not surprised that they had no comment. They wisely trusted neither the state government, nor the media.

Were I them, if asked for a comment, I would have sent the link for the video of Eduard Khil’s song “Trololo”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1orMXD_Ijbs


28 posted on 12/22/2012 4:41:49 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: gitmo

Thanks, but only my job moved east. I stayed in California. I met some nice folks from there during the transition. The guy who replaced me is actually from S.C. He assured me that South Carolina is way better than North Carolina. Another guy, however, who is from North Carolina, said that is incorrect and N.C. is superior. Anyway, they’re all working in the NASCAR building downtown.


29 posted on 12/22/2012 4:53:16 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I’ve lived in both states. SC has better tax rates.

Columbia, SC was about the last place I wanted to move to. But I loved it there and left kicking and screaming.


30 posted on 12/22/2012 5:03:27 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: ridesthemiles

you should be correct on the ‘exit tax’ not surviving....but this is what we thought about the Obamacare mandate...it should not have survived...but it did.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 5:21:09 PM PST by Be Careful
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To: Isabel C.

white rhymes with quite


32 posted on 12/22/2012 6:40:07 PM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Isabel C.

Sorry about that! The autocorrect on my Kindle Fire strikes again!


33 posted on 12/23/2012 6:33:22 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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