Under a tentative sales agreement, the CraftMaster Manufacturing Inc. (CMI) plant in Wysox Township would be sold to Jeld-Wen Inc., an official from CMI said.

The owners of CMI and Jeld-Wen recently reached a tentative agreement under which CMI, including all five of its plants, would be sold to Jeld-Wen Inc., said Peggie Bolan, vice-president for sales and marketing for CMI.

Besides the plant in Wysox Township, the sale would involve plants in Christianburg, Va., Ozark, Ala., Garland, Texas, and Plainfield, Ill., Bolan said.

The sales agreement is non-binding, so either side could back out of the deal, she said.

The next step would be for the two companies to enter into definitive, binding sales agreement, she said. She said she did not know when that might occur.

She said she did not know if the number of employees at the Wysox Township plant would be affected by the sale, or what other changes, if any, Jeld-Wen would make at the plant if the sale were finalized.

The CMI plant in Wysox Township employs 450 people.

Jeld-Wen employs approximately 20,000 people in more than 100 locations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, according to the company's website.

Jeld-Wen manufactures windows, exterior doors, interior doors and other building products.

Jeld-Wen is Oregon's largest privately owned company, according to the website.

CMI, which is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., manufactures interior doors and exterior composite trim and exterior panels.

CMI's plant in Wysox Township is located on 273 acres of land and has 17.5 acres under roof.

Attempts by The Daily Review to obtain comment from Jeld-Wen Inc. on Thursday were unsuccessful.

James Loewenstein can be reached at (570) 265-1633; or email: jloewenstein@thedailyreview.com