EGGER Wood Products, an Austrian supplier of wood-based materials, has chosen Davidson County as the site of its first manufacturing facility in the United States and expects to create 400 jobs there over the next six years.
If the company meets its job creation and investment goals, it will receive a $5.3 million Job Development Investment Grant from the state over 12 years, according to the office of the Governor Roy Cooper.
EGGER supplies materials for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries. The facility will be a state-of-the-art particleboard manufacturing plant that will purchase wood by-products from regional sawmills, according to the Davidson County Economic Development Commission.
“Having our own production site in North America is vital for EGGER to tap into the market and become a significant player in the growing US demand for wood-based materials,” said Walter Schiegl, Managing Director technology from EGGER, in a press release. “With the Davidson County production site, we will be able to improve our relationship with our customers, ensuring product availability and speed of delivery.”
EGGER will invest $700 million in more than 4.5 million square feet of space based at the I-85 Corporate Center in Davidson County.
“This is the culmination of a long journey to develop the I-85 Corporate Center and the beginning of the investment and job creation vision we followed when creating the park,” said Tommy. Hedrick, chairman of the Davidson County Economic Development Commission, in a statement. declaration.
“Furniture manufacturing is part of North Carolina’s heritage, and our high-level workforce gives EGGER an edge when entering the U.S. market,” Cooper said in a press release. .