Quaker Window Products to build new plant, create 300 jobs

The US economy added 213,000 jobs in June, another strong month of gains.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A window manufacturing company says it plans to build a $65 million factory in central Missouri, creating about 300 new jobs.

Quaker Window Products said Thursday it will construct the plant in Eldon, which is about 30 miles southwest of Jefferson City.

The company already employs about 1,000 people at its Freeburg factory.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported Quaker plans to buy more than 100 acres of land in Eldon for its 200,000-square-foot factory.

Quaker spokesman Bill Sifflard said the factory will manufacture aluminum windows for commercial use.

Construction is expected to begin this fall, with the plant opening next fall.

Information from: Jefferson City News Tribune, http://www.newstribune.com