Thomasville, N.C.-- Hearing the words "more jobs are coming" never gets old, especially in parts of the Triad that have empty buildings that once housed textile jobs.
EGGER Wood Products announced they're opening a facility in Davidson County and will employ 770 people. The company is making a 7 million dollar investment to make this happen. EGGER Wood Products is one of Europe’s leading wood-based materials supplier for the furniture, wood construction and the flooring industries, according to a news release.
The facility in Davidson County will be a state-of the-art particle board manufacturing plant and EGGER’s first U.S. manufacturing operation. The facility will contribute to the regional economy through the purchase of wood byproducts from sawmills and working with a range of local suppliers for additional services.
How it will happen:
- The Company plans include development of three phases over 15 years with job creation of as many s 770 new manufacturing sector jobs averaging $40,000.00 per year.
- Their investment through the three phases is currently estimated at $700,000,000.00 creating more than 4.5 million square feet of space on 200+ acres in the Davidson County owned I-85 Corporate Center.
Governor Roy Cooper in making the announcement said:
“North Carolina’s legacy as a top state for furniture manufacturing and the availability of a skilled labor force is an excellent advantage for EGGER’s first entry into the U.S. market. International manufacturing companies looking to expand in the U.S. will find all the components in North Carolina they need to succeed – including a strong transportation infrastructure, proximity to suppliers and customers, a business-friendly tax environment and of course, access to skilled workers.”
The manufacturing facility will be located in Linwood, a farming town with a population of 5,000. WFMY News 2 caught up with several locals, who are ecstatic about the news.
"A lot of people go out of town to work because there's nothing here. So we need this," said Doug Cook, a long-time resident. "If a new industry comes in and pays them good money, they'll get the people and everybody's happy."
The company is a family-owned company based in the Tyrol Region of Austria, EGGER Group operates 18 plants and 25 sales offices worldwide, providing a wide range of wood-based products. EGGER is the global leader in decorative surfaces on wood-based materials and has developed a complete range of products and cutting-edge designs.
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