MOUNT VERNON — Employees at the Mount Vernon Jeld-Wen plant were paid a visit from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday afternoon when the senator from Ohio came to tour the plant and update plant officials and workers on how the local window and door manufacturer has benefited from provisions in the Recovery Act, which encouraged the purchase of energy-efficient windows and doors.



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5 Responses to “Senator tours Jeld-Wen plant”

  1. Anonymous

    Jeld-wen has been spiraling downward ever since they started promoting and retaining under performers based upon relationships rather than looking at contribution and performance. A lot of expertise has exited JW and they are left with a bunch of “me” people, which the Mount Vernon facility is a prime example of this. Don’t look for the window division to be around in the foreseeable future.

  2. Mike Rowe

    All that is so impressive (not), except for the recent layoff and a grim report of Jeld-Wen’s prospect for the future in a letter my son received just a few days ago. So once again politicians are blow’n smoke up our butts and patting them selves on the back for nothing. I hope they don’t get tendonitis or torn rotatorcuffs…

  3. Anonymous

    One of the few crumbs that Sharrod Brown gets for his unwavering , guaranteed vote for the Obama, Pelosi, and Reid agenda.

  4. JOHN

    Government cost per factory income dollar ?nGovernment cost per employee income dollar?nI wonder why they are not talking about that?

  5. Adam Gilson

    Rhetoric meets reality: Knox County just voted out a representative, Zack Space, who supported the act that brought this economic activity while voting in a new representative, Bob Gibbs, who opposed this act. That’s right; the guy who opposed tax breaks and bringing more business to Knox County is taking a seat in Congress tomorrow.