Haddon Windows & Doors, a green window manufacturer, is creating 50 jobs at its Bensalem, Pennsylvania facility. The hiring is part of a $2.4 million expansion that will consolidate out-of-state operations and make site improvements.
"We greatly appreciate the support of Governor Rendell and his economic development team," said John Haddon Jr., president of Haddon. "This breakthrough, and the commonwealth's support of our work and business, is another milestone in our mission to make energy efficiency affordable."
Haddon recently finished a $400,000 installation of a "cool roof," which will save energy and reduce carbon emissions. It was the first company to create an R5-rated window in a traditional dual-pane model. Most other R5-rated windows are triple-paned. The U.S. Department of Energy is promoting R5-rated windows for their energy savings.
The Bucks County Economic Development Corporation and the Governor's Action Team helped Haddon secure $100,000 for the project from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including a $75,000 opportunity grant and a $25,000 training grant.