The $30 million expansion is expected to create 220 jobs and add 300,000 square feet to Quaker’s existing 450,000-square-foot campus in Eldon, Missouri. Photo: Quaker.

Quaker Windows and Doors will expand its manufacturing facility in Eldon, Missouri. The $30 million expansion is expected to create 220 jobs and add 300,000 square feet to Quaker’s existing 450,000-square-foot campus.

Bill Sifflard, Quaker’s chief marketing officer, explains that the expansion centers around a new powder paint line that will increase capacity to support projected growth. The project will also add new thermal fill lines to support aluminum door and window manufacturing, and a space for insulating glass (IG) production with tempering capabilities.

“This will include utilizing existing automated and robotic IG equipment and adding additional capacity as we move forward,” says Sifflard. “Moving glass to its own building will also free up space for additional door and window production lines.”

Company officials say the updated IG production and tempering capabilities will help Quaker better meet the needs of its diverse customer base. CEO Kevin Blansett adds that “expanding our paint, thermal-fill and glass capabilities is essential in supporting increased capacity needs for our commercial, residential and luxury customers throughout the country.”

The expansion marks the third addition to the campus since it opened in May 2020. The total space will now encompass around 800,000 square feet.

Michelle Hataway, director of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development, says her department is “thrilled” to see Quaker grow and create more opportunities in Eldon.

“As a longstanding community partner and quality employer, Quaker’s success in central Missouri is helping Missourians prosper,” she says. “Our team is grateful to support this leading manufacturer alongside our partners as it embarks on the next chapter of its inspiring story.”

Quaker will benefit financially from the Missouri Works program, which helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.

The expansion is expected to be complete by the fall of 2025.

“Quaker’s ongoing investment and job creation in Eldon is a testament to our state’s ability to support first-rate manufacturers,” says Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. “This company’s growth is a prime example of the results that our state’s business climate, superior infrastructure, and skilled workforce provide. We look forward to Quaker’s success as it continues its decades-long history of quality and excellence in central Missouri.”

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