CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -

A door and window manufacturer is closing its operation in Christiansburg.

Oregon-based Jeld-Wen announced that it will close its Christiansburg facility on Jan. 31, 2014. According to the company the Christiansburg operation employs 109 people.

Jeld-Wen says the closure is needed to “improve production efficiency.” Employees in Christiansburg are encouraged to transfer to other Jeld-Wen facilities. The company says it will provide moving allowances to employees who agree to transfer.

Jeld-Wen says it is trying to consolidate its operations into larger facilities. Jeld-Wen has more than 20,000 employees worldwide.

Here is the news release from Jeld-Wen:

JELD?WEN, inc. announced today that it will continue its strides to improve production efficiency with the  consolidation of its 109?employee door?manufacturing operation in Christiansburg, Virginia on January 31, 2014.

Christiansburg employees are being encouraged to transfer to other JELD?WEN production facilities as the Company continues to supply customer orders from larger, more efficient facilities within its network. The Company will provide moving allowances to employees who choose to transfer to other JELD?WEN locations. For those not transferring, in addition to severance benefits the Company will provide job?finding assistance prior to the expected closure.

JELD?WEN continues to invest in highly efficient production capacity at much larger facilities in North American and Europe in order to fulfill current and future customer demand. These moves continue to strengthen JELD?WEN’S position in the marketplace as the preferred supplier of quality window and door products, with an unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation and customer?service.

About JELD?WEN
JELD?WEN is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of windows and doors. JELD?WEN has 20,000 employees across more than 100 locations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company’s extensive product offering encompasses windows, exterior doors, interior doors and related building products that are sold globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers,
wholesale distributors and building products dealers. JELD?WEN has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 1998. For more information on JELD?WEN, visit www.jeld?wen.com.