Pella

Maker of quality doors and windows.

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Headquarters:
102 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219
Employees: 9,000
CEO: Mel Haught
Privately held

Website: http://www.pella.com

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Pella Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium-quality windows, entry door systems, storm doors and patio doors, producing these unique brands of products: Pella, ThermaStar by Pella and Viking.

The Pella brand offers a full range of quality residential and commercial products under distinct product lines crafted from wood: Architect Series, Designer Series and ProLine.

Pella manufactures its wood windows and patio doors in Pella, Carroll, Shenandoah, Sioux Center, and Story City, IA; and is constructing a new facility in Macomb, IL. Pella Impervia and ThermaStar by Pella products are manufactured in Murray, Ky. ThermaStar by Pella windows and patio doors are also manufactured in Gettysburg, PA, West Columbia, SC, Portland, OR, and Tucson, AZ. Entry door systems are produced in Fairfield, OH. Pella's storm doors are manufactured in Clear Lake, IA.

Pella has been named one of the Best Companies to Work For in America for six consecutive years. Besides more than 9,000 company employees, there are over 7,000 people employed in Pella's independently owned and operated Direct Sales Network.

Pella is known for innovation and holds more than 100 product and design patents.

History

Pella Corporation was founded in 1925 as the Rolscreen Company. Pete and Lucille Kuyper invested in the small Des Moines, IA company. The Kuypers moved the company to their hometown of Pella, IA in 1926. Initially, the company was most widely known for its "disappearing" Rolscreen window screen. Updated in its design and still popular today, the patented Rolscreen insect screen rolls out of sight when not in use. Rolscreen technology has also been applied to Pella patio doors and storm doors.

In 1992, the company changed its name to Pella Corporation, to better reflect its entire product offering.

Benefits

- Annual Incentive Plan or Bonus Plan: a monetary reward for performance
- Profit Sharing {401(k) Retirement plan}
- Heath and Dental Insurance
- Relocation
- 21 days of paid vacation and holidays in first year
- Educational Assistance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Matching Gift Programs for qualifying charitable donations
- Recreational Program
- Discount on Company Products

Updated November 7, 2006

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