Ste. Genevieve

Lucent Window and Door Co., LLC purchased the former BiltBest property in Ste. Genevieve last week with the intention to manufacture products by the end of this year. The purchase of the manufacturing facility on South Tenth Street in Ste. Genevieve was completed Aug. 22, according to a report in the Ste. Genevieve Herald.

Lucent Window and Door will be a “high-end manufacturer of wood and wood aluminum-clad windows and doors. The facility includes 14.6 acres of property and buildings totaling 221,000 square feet.

The Bank of Bloomsdale took ownership of the property in a foreclosure process in August 2011.

The plant has been idled since April 2011, when BiltBest Windows’ last production line ceased operation.

The facility will be prepared for production over the next 30 to 45 days, with an additional 45 used to train factory employees to assure product shipped will meet Lucent’s goal of being 99.7 percent defect-free, Bruggeman said. Customer shipments are projected to begin no later than Dec. 2.

Interested applicants can send their resumes to Lucent Window and Door Co., LLC, Attn: Mary, 614 Walmart Drive, P.O. Box 117, Farmington, MO 63640.

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