PARKERSBURG, WV — Simonton Windows, a manufacturer of windows and patio doors, has recalled 110 employees at its manufacturing facilities in West Virginia and Illinois. In addition, the company is actively seeking to hire employees at its Oklahoma facility, according to Building Design & Construction.  

“We’re hopeful that the increased product demand we’re now seeing will help us return more employees back to work in the coming weeks,” says Mark Wherry, vice president of manufacturing for Simonton Windows.

Simonton has hired back 80 employees at its facilities in Ritchie County, WV, and 30 employees at its Paris, IL, facility. Hourly employees are hired back based on tenure with the company and their particular skill sets. At Simonton’s McAlester, OK, facility, new employees are being hired to fulfill production needs.
 
“In addition to the traditional increase in business that occurs each spring, we’re also seeing greater interest from homeowners in window replacement projects based on the newly-introduced tax credit for adding energy-efficient windows to the home,” says Wherry. “We’re hoping this provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will provide more incentive for homeowners to take advantage of this unique opportunity to invest in Simonton windows and save on their energy bills.”

The legislation allows homeowners to gain a tax credit of 30% of the cost of qualifying energy-efficient upgrades to a maximum of $1,500 per household for 2009 and 2010. A list of Simonton products that qualify for the new tax credit is available at www.simonton.com/taxcredit.

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