Quaker Windows and Doors to expand in Eldon, investing more than $30 million and creating 220 new jobs

Quaker Windows and Doors, a premier manufacturer of top-quality windows and doors, announced today that it will significantly expand its Eldon manufacturing facility, investing more than $30 million and creating 220 new jobs. The company’s expansion will add a vertical paint line and increased capabilities for insulating glass production while helping meet demand for its high-quality commercial, residential, and luxury windows and doors.

“Quaker’s ongoing investment and job creation in Eldon is a testament to our state’s ability to support first-rate manufacturers,” said Governor Mike Parson. “This company’s growth is a prime example of the results that our state’s business climate, superior infrastructure, and skilled workforce provide. We look forward to Quaker’s success as it continues its decades-long history of quality and excellence in central Missouri.”

Through its expansion, Quaker continues to increase its manufacturing capacity, adding 300,000 square feet to its existing 450,000-square-foot campus. The original phase for the company’s Eldon facility was completed in 2020. The location has now received three additions in four years, bringing its total space to nearly 800,000 square feet. The latest expansion includes the installation of a state-of-the-art vertical paint line, a major technological leap, to increase powder paint capabilities. This cutting-edge equipment will improve efficiency and uphold the high product quality that customers expect. Quaker is also expanding its insulating glass production and adding tempering capabilities to better meet the needs of its diverse customer base.

“This project is part of Quaker's ongoing investment in our future,” said Kevin Blansett, CEO of Quaker Windows and Doors. “Expanding our paint, thermal-fill, and glass capabilities is essential in supporting increased capacity needs for our commercial, residential, and luxury customers throughout the country.”

Quaker’s expansion continues to generate new employment opportunities in central Missouri while underscoring the company’s commitment to innovation and growth. Quaker’s new facilities, expected to be complete by the fall of 2025, are designed to accommodate future growth and ensure the company remains a leader in its industry.

“We’re thrilled to see Quaker continuing to grow and create even more opportunities in Eldon,” said Michelle Hataway, Director of the Department of Economic Development. “As a longstanding community partner and quality employer, Quaker’s success in central Missouri is helping Missourians prosper. Our team is grateful to support this leading manufacturer alongside our partners as it embarks on the next chapter of its inspiring story.”

For this expansion, Quaker Windows and Doors will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.

What others are saying

“Quaker has become a huge part of Eldon,” said Eldon Mayor Trevor Vernon. “The town is being revitalized and Quaker has been a big part of that. We are excited for the next phase of the Quaker plan and look forward to working with Quaker to continue to grow.”

“The expansion of Quaker will not only create more new jobs, boosting local employment, but will also continue to generate revenue for our local business and further expand our housing market," said Mandy Asbury, Eldon City Administrator. "Increased economic activity will benefit our schools, improve infrastructure, and elevate the overall quality of life for our residents. We are excited about the opportunities that Quaker has brought and will continue to bring to our community."

“The expansion of Quaker's footprint in Eldon is another example of how businesses are prospering in our service territory,” said Mark Birk, President and Chairman of Ameren Missouri. “We are thrilled they chose to grow their business in central Missouri by investing in new technology and new jobs, which benefits the entire local community. Ameren Missouri’s Smart Energy Plan continues to be instrumental in making the region more attractive for businesses to grow here while also providing reliable energy to power the communities we serve.”

About Quaker Windows and Doors

Quaker Windows and Doors is a premier manufacturer of top-quality windows and doors, dedicated to delivering customers innovative, energy-efficient products and unrivaled customer service. The company boasts a diverse selection of aluminum, vinyl, and wood window and door products, encompassing the residential, commercial, and luxury markets. Quaker’s brands include QUAKER RESIDENTIAL™, QUAKER COMMERCIAL™, and QUARTZ™ Luxury. Quaker consistently sets the benchmark in the industry, demonstrating a commitment to excellence.

Quaker's unwavering focus on quality has led to the development of patented technology, ongoing product, and system design innovations. Driven by a mission of continuous innovation, improvement, integrity, and total customer satisfaction, the company embraces “The Quaker Difference” as its guiding principle.

To learn more about Quaker Windows and Doors, visit QuakerWindows.com.

About the Missouri Department of Economic Development

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper.

For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.

About the Missouri Works Program

As the state’s number one incentive tool for expansion and retention, the Missouri Works Program helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs. This program can also help businesses purchase equipment to maintain its facility in Missouri.