Jeld-Wen officials announced the company will close its manufacturing facilities in Vista, California (pictured), and Hawkins, Wisconsin.

Jeld-Wen officials announced the company will close its manufacturing facilities in Vista, California, and Hawkins, Wisconsin. The Vista plant produces Auraline-brand composite windows, which will be discontinued.

“Multiple market factors have made it prohibitive to sustain the composite windows product line competitively,” say officials.

Orders placed within 90 days of April 11, 2024, will be accepted and fulfilled. As a result of the Vista closing, the company expects to incur one-time costs of approximately $45 million while generating annual pre-tax income improvements of at least $11 million.

The company’s Hawkins facility manufactures wood windows, for which production will now be consolidated into its facility in Rantoul, Illinois. The consolidation is expected to result in approximately $24 million in one-time costs.

The plant in Vista employs 110 associates. Auraline employs 340.

“We respect our employees and will support them through the transition with competitive severance packages,” says Caryn Klebba, head of global public relations.

Regarding union employees, Klebba says all employees can receive 60 days of Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification pay. Officials say the company will address any updates about the closures during its quarterly earnings call on May 7, 2024.


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