Jeld-Wen moves to North Carolina

Company’s headquarters is now located in Charlotte.

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The construction company completed its relocation to North Carolina and lists a Charlotte headquarters.

“The executive management team and corporate headquarters are located in Charlotte,” [spokeswoman Darcy] Meihoff wrote in an email. “That transition hasn’t happened all at once, but it has been evolutionary over time. However, the company considers Charlotte its global headquarters.”

The move completes a quiet corporate transition out of Oregon, where Jeld-Wen once cut a high profile, employing thousands and holding the naming rights as recently as 2014 to the Portland stadium now known as Providence Park.

The company, which long formed the economic backbone of Klamath Falls, nearly went under during the housing crash, but sold its majority ownership for $871 million in 2011 to Onex Corp., a Canadian private-equity firm. Executives at first denied rumors that Jeld-Wen would move its North American headquarters to Charlotte, but it did so in 2012, to be closer to East Coast customers.


The company said in the Oregonian report that it employs more people in Oregon than anywhere else.

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