Weather Shield Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of windows and doors, is expanding its facility in Park Falls, Wisconsin. The $3.6 million project is expected to create 40 jobs over the next three years.
The expansion will support the addition of a new product line of windows and specialty patio doors that targets the luxury custom home and premiere hospitality markets. The company will invest in new equipment and special tooling and will also spend an additional $381,500 in training costs.
“We are excited to expand our operations in Park Falls,” said Mark Schield, president of Weather Shield. “The greater Park Falls community has a tremendously talented workforce who are skilled, experienced and highly capable of supporting Weather Shield’s growing business. We look forward to welcoming new associates to our work family.”
As an incentive, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is supporting the project by authorizing up to $225,000 in state income tax credits over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits Weather Shield will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created and the amount of capital investment during that period.
“This investment by Weather Shield Manufacturing Inc. solidifies the company’s continued commitment to Wisconsin and is a testament to the strength of our manufacturing industry,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC. “In addition to the jobs created by this project, this expansion allows Weather Shield to take advantage of a growing market and position itself for future growth.”
Weather Shield Manufacturing Inc. currently has 865 full-time employees, with 827 of them located in Wisconsin across their three locations in Medford, Ladysmith and Park Falls. The company offers its comprehensive products and services to more than 600 dealers nationwide, has registered over 33 patents and has designed more than 3,000 products.