Ken Warnock, CEO of the Emanuel County Development Authority announced, Monday that PH Tech Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium vinyl windows and fiberglass entry door extrusions, is coming to Swainsboro which will create 30 new jobs here in Emanuel County.
Headquartered in Levis, Quebec, Canada, P.H. Tech specializes in designing and manufacturing high-performance PVC windows and patio door extrusions servicing customers throughout North America. Utilizing their own design, they assemble their own patio doors in both Leetsdale, PA and Levis, Quebec, respectively. Rooted in family values, it all began in the 60’s. At the time, professional homebuilders Raymond and Dominique Dallaire struggled to find quality windows to install in their homes. Entrepreneurs at heart, they decided to take matters into their own hands by designing, developing, and manufacturing their own systems which ultimately has led into what is known as P.H. Tech today.
Michael Andrade, Senior Advisor with PH Tech stated, “Last year, with continued success and growth in the U.S., P.H. Tech determined it was time to move further South to make our assembled patio door more accessible to our existing customer base, along with targeting new geographical regions – which brought us to Swainsboro.”
“PH Tech Corporation is a natural fit for Emanuel County and our capable workforce. With one of the company’s major customers located adjacent to their new production facility, (Wincore Window and Doors) the location was a natural fit for the two companies’ customer base,” said Ken Warnock, CEO of the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority. “PH Tech is repurposing an existing 65,000 square foot facility for their new production operations which will include physical upgrades as well as their new production lines, making a total investment of $3.5 million in our community.”
“As our economy continues to rebound, one of our key priorities has been building upon the state’s strong international relationships, and Canada has long been a strategic partner for trade, investment, and tourism. P.H. Tech coming to Emanuel County is yet another example of how the state’s focus on attracting foreign direct investment impacts communities across the state,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “It’s a pleasure to welcome P.H. Tech to Swainsboro, and I thank them for the jobs and new opportunities they will create for Georgians.”
Will Donaldson, Chairman of the Emanuel County Development Authority emphasized, “We are excited of PH Tech’s decision to open their new US production facility in Swainsboro. The high-quality products PH Tech will produce will require a skilled and professional workforce that Emanuel County has and is eager to supply. This proves what hard work and a collaborative effort can do for our community when we all work together.”
Emanuel County Commission Chairman Jim Sherrod added, “On behalf of the Emanuel County Commissioners, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to PH Tech on choosing Swainsboro and Emanuel County for their new US production facility and wish them continued success. The County Commission congratulates the Emanuel County Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for their efforts in locating this great company’s new operation to our community as well. We are excited about the new jobs and possibilities PH Tech brings to Emanuel County’s future.”
Swainsboro Mayor Charles Schwabe commented," I am especially enthusiastic about the quality of companies that continue to find Swainsboro and Emanuel County to be the place where their business can grow and partner with the community. PH Tech is a high quality, forward-leaning company and we are very excited to be a part of their future plans. Our thanks go to our Emanuel County Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for once again bringing employment opportunities and economic growth to our community."
“We are excited to be coming to Swainsboro and looking forward to being part of the community. In mid-April we will open our new 65,000 square foot plant in the heart of the city. With anticipated market growth, we see adding initially 15 new positions and ramping up to 30 new associates progressively over the next few years. Special thanks to the Emanuel County Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for all their guidance and support as we navigated this process and set-up in Swainsboro,” Andrade added.