Quaker Window Products, Co. announced plans to expand their operations to a new location in Eldon, Missouri. This phased plan is also expected to create 300 new full-time jobs for the region.
“We love it when homegrown Missouri businesses choose to continue growing in our state,” Missouri Governor Mike Parson was quoted as saying. “To make this project happen, it took a lot of collaboration between state and local partners, across workforce, economic development and government. We want to thank everyone who was at the table, working for this business and the community of Eldon.”
Quaker Window Products, Inc. has been a leader in the window and door industry since 1949. Their current operations consist of their corporate offices along with wood, vinyl, aluminum window and door manufacturing facilities located on two campuses in Freeburg, MO.
“Quaker has had a great experience working with State officials, the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the City of Eldon to make this project possible” Quaker Window Products CEO Kevin Blansett was quoted as saying. “We are excited to not only be bringing new jobs to the region, but long-term career opportunities to the people of Eldon and surrounding communities as we grow together.”
The availability of a skilled workforce, which prompted significant involvement on behalf of the local public school district was important to the decision to expand. The Eldon Career Center will be partnering with Quaker to offer apprenticeships for high school juniors and seniors.