Skip to comments.Oregon's Jeld-Wen will open North American headquarters in North Carolina(State Cries 'Foul')
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.
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They make fine windows, and doors too if I’m not mistaken,
Welcome to NC.
Directive 10-289 will put an end to this!
Is “Right to Work” an issue here??? High taxes??? Goofy environmental regulations??? Hmmmm????
Or, the ‘Exit Tax’ that the Einsteins in California are trying to put in place to penalize those that flee
The bOregonian should be thrilled they ran another evil private company out of the state.
Yes they do. I’ve hung white a few of their slab and prehung doors, and am always pleased with the product.
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.
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.
I think it’s a good thing that the states are self-selecting free vs socialist.
I am surprised as it was very recently that this company was in dire financial straights, and was not expected to survive.
I misread that as average annual rainfall
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.
My former employer beat the exit tax by moving all corporate jobs (including mine) from Salinas CA to Charlotte NC in August.
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.
I redid our house with some of their windows last year.
The company found that the windows they produced in Oregon kept warping to the left.
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.
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
Darn it, I was hoping we were going to get them in SC. Congrats to NC, well done.
“Isnt North Carolinas 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.
Jeld-Wen does a little bit of everything, which keeps them very competitive.
Such an ‘exit tax’ will never survive a challenge in court over interstate commerce freedom.
“...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.
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.
Welcome to Charlotte
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”.
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.
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.
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.
white rhymes with quite
Sorry about that! The autocorrect on my Kindle Fire strikes again!