Egger, a wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries, recently announced it will build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in North Carolina’s Davidson County.
During the next 15 years, Egger will invest $700 million in the new facility, which is projected to create 770 jobs. The first phase of the development taking place in the next six years will create 400 of these jobs with an initial $300 million investment, according to the company.
The facility will produce particleboard.
“This facility will play a critical role in growing Egger’s presence in the North American market for wood-based materials and ensuring product availability and speed of delivery for our customers here,” company spokesman Walter Schiegl said in a statement. “Davidson County is the heart of the furniture industry, and we are looking forward to leveraging the skills and knowledge of the workforce here to create a workplace that the local community and state will be proud of.”
For more, visit www.egger.com.