The experience offers a behind-the-scenes look at the new production facility
LEXINGTON, North Carolina, August 18, 2021 /CNW/ — EGGER Wood Products is now offering a virtual tour of the new $500 million manufacturing plant at Lexington, NC—its first North American production facility. The online factory tour shows behind-the-scenes views of the raw particleboard and thermally fused laminate (TFL) production processes in the state-of-the-art factory.
The virtual tour includes 13 video segments, each focusing on different areas of the facility and following the production process, from the arrival of raw materials to the packaging and shipping of final products. Videos highlight the factory’s highly automated systems, with additional segments offering insight into the company’s 60-year history, an overview of the EGGER Design Center and a summary of the apprenticeship programs of two and four years of business.
“This resource allows our customers, partners and the local community to experience, up close but from their home or office, the extent of EGGER’s investment in a ‘made in the United States‘product’, said Carston Ritterbach, Plant Manager, Commercial Services. “Offering this experience virtually opens it up to a wider audience.”
Construction of the one million square foot facility began in April 2018. Despite numerous weather-related challenges and an ongoing global pandemic, production began on schedule in September 2020. Today, EGGER Wood Products employs more than 400 people.
Additional construction phases will continue over the next 10 to 15 years, depending on market conditions, including additional lamination lines, finishing lines for value-added production and a second particleboard production line , creating 370 additional jobs.
To see the virtual factory tour, visit egger.com/lexington. To schedule an in-person factory tour, email [email protected].
Founded in 1961 in St. Johann in Tyrol, AustriaEGGER GROUP is more than $3.5 billion private family business that employs more than 10,400 people. EGGER is a world leader in the manufacture of wood-based materials for the furniture and interior design, flooring and building products industries. The company’s wide range of value-added products includes thermally fused laminates (TFLs), laminates, edgebanding, raw particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), MDF moldings and laminate flooring. With 20 production sites worldwide, EGGER Wood Products LLC is the company’s first production site in North America. The state-of-the-art particleboard fabrication facility with TFL lamination capabilities started production in September 2020. The total project investment, when completed, will be approximately $700 million and will create approximately 770 direct jobs.
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For further information: Mark Brown, [email protected]egger.com