October 1, 2022

EGGER Wood Products of Lexington now offers a virtual tour

EGGER Wood Products in Lexington is now offering the public and its customers virtual tours of the company’s first North American production facility.

The online factory tour gives viewers a true walk-through experience, offering a behind-the-scenes look at production processes, including raw particleboard and thermally fused laminate lines, learning workshops and more. EGGER, one of the world’s leading suppliers of wood-based materials, opened its $500 million manufacturing facility in Lexington in September 2020.

The virtual tour includes 13 video segments, each focusing on different areas of the facility. Viewers can follow the production process, from the arrival of raw materials and the packaging and shipping of finished products, to learning about the factory’s highly automated systems. The videos also provide insight into the company’s 60-year history, a look inside the EGGER Design Center and details about the company’s two- and four-year apprenticeship programs.

The EGGER Wood Products plant in Lexington is offering virtual tours to the public focusing on different areas of the facility.

“This new resource allows our customers, partners and the local community to see firsthand the magnitude of EGGER’s investment in a ‘Made in USA’ product, as well as the complexity of the wood manufacturing process. “, said Carsten Ritterbach. , plant manager for commercial services. “As the world moves towards a hybrid model of interacting with customers and doing business, being able to offer this experience virtually will help us reach a wider audience.”

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Construction of the one million square foot facility began in April 2018 and production officially began in September 2020. The Lexington plant now employs over 400 workers and 300 additional positions are expected for consecutive phases of development over the next 10 to 15 years. years.

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, Austria, the EGGER Group is a $3.5 billion privately owned family business with over 10,400 employees.

Freshly cut particleboard at the EGGER Wood Products factory cools as it passes through cooling stations, allowing heat to escape from all sides of the board.  Scenes like this are part of the company's virtual video tours of the Lexington facility.

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