Sierra Pacific Windows is expanding its high-end window and door production with a manufacturing campus in Phenix City.
The 610,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse space will allow the company to add production capacity and respond to customer demand.
“We wanted a location that gives us the room to grow and expand. With our significant and rapidly growing demand for our windows and doors — locating in Phenix City is an obvious choice — from easy access to transportation corridors to the skilled labor force in the greater Russell County area,” said Tom Takach, president of Sierra Pacific Windows.
The company will be hiring technicians, managers, engineers, machine operators, maintenance and others. When fully operational, the need for employees will reach into the hundreds.
“Sierra Pacific will be a vibrant addition to Alabama’s business community, and its investment plans in Phenix City will have a massive economic impact on the entire region,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
“This expansion of our windows manufacturing capacity is a reflection of our confidence that customers value the distinctive product quality and service associated with Sierra Pacific Windows,” said Mark Emmerson, CEO of Sierra Pacific Industries, parent of Sierra Pacific Windows. “Our unique seed-to-window approach starts by planning trees that take at least 50 years to mature. We always take a long-term, sustainable view to business.”
New equipment is already on order to outfit the green field build of the company’s most high-tech window and door plant to-date. Combined with the company’s existing locations in California and Wisconsin, the facilities will have more than 2 million combined square feet of manufacturing space for its windows division.