Ouest; Bretagne; Ille-et-Vilaine
Location of affected unit(s)
Argentré-du-Plessis + Eauze (Gers)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.1 - Manufacture of glass and glass products

135 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 February 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2015
Foreseen end date
30 September 2015


The management of the US doors and windows manufacturer, Jeld-Wen, has announced to employee representatives of its site at Argentré-du-Plessis (Ille-et-Vilaine) a restructuring that will lead to the closure of the manufacturing plant. The group will offer positions in other sites to the 105 workers employed on permanent employment contract, as the project involves transferring activities to its two other plants in Eauze (Gers) and Ussel (Cantal). However, taking into account the distance between the two sites and the current home of the affected workers (500 km), many of them will refuse to be transferred and thus will be dismissed. Furthermore, the reorganisation leads to the dismissal of 25 temporary workers and 5 administrative positions at the headquarters in Eauze. The management has started the information and consultation procedure with the central works council on 26 February.


  • 11 February 2015: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 27 February 2015: La dépêche du midi


Eurofound (2015), Jeld Wen France, Closure in France, factsheet number 78342, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78342.