Sierra Pacific Windows announced it will be expanding into the Yellowhammer State with a manufacturing plant in Phenix City.
The new plant is 610,000 square feet on a 113-acre campus. The California-based company hopes that the new location will allow it to increase production capacity and more efficiently meet customers’ demands across the country.
In just the last decade alone, Sierra Pacific said demand for its products has multiplied by 10.
“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 Sierra Pacific Industries CEO Mark Emmerson. “Our unique seed-to-window approach starts by planting trees that take at least 50 years to mature.
“We always take a long-term, sustainable view to business. We also pride ourselves on being a place our employees feel valued for their contributions and stay for long careers.”
Sierra Pacific Windows President Tom Takach said the company was attracted by the access to transportation and the Yellowhammer State’s labor force.
“The attractiveness of Alabama as the right location for our company to advance is undeniable,” he said. “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 forces in the greater Russell County area.”
Phenix City officials were also excited about the new plant.
“I want to welcome Sierra Pacific Windows to Phenix City,” said Mayor Eddie Lowe. “This project is a major deal for our region and we’re very grateful for the confidence that they have placed in our community and in its leadership. We wish them generations of success.”
Phenix City Manager Wallace B. Hunter said he is looking forward to the positive effects the plant will have on the area.
“Sierra Pacific Windows is a top-notch company,” Hunter said. “We’re excited about the positive impacts that they will have on our community. We’ve enjoyed working with them and look forward to helping them meet their present and future goals.”
Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield touted the positive economic effects of the plant.
“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 Canfield. “It’s great news that this family-owned company is putting down roots in Russell County, and I look forward to seeing it grow and thrive there for many years to come.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers said he was happy with company’s choice to come to his district.
“I am excited to welcome Sierra Pacific to East Alabama,” he said. “This move represents a significant investment in our region, and I am excited to see what they accomplish.”
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.
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