EGGER, an Austrian wood-based materials manufacturer, has unveiled plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in North Carolina, US.
With a total investment of $700m, the new facility will enable the company to better serve North American market and continue global growth. The project is expected to create nearly 770 jobs in the region.
Located in Davidson County, the new facility will be a futuristic particleboard manufacturing plant that will further improve access for architects, designers, wholesalers and furniture industry customers to EGGER’s wood-based products and designs.
With an initial investment of $300m, the first phase of the development will take place over the next six years, creating 400 jobs.
Construction on the multi-phased project is likely to commence at the end of 2018, pending receipt of various approvals and permits, while production is scheduled to start in 2020.
EGGER Group CTO and member of the executive board Walter Schiegl said: “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.
“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.”