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.
“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.”
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