Manufacturers are growing in North Carolina, with two recent projects poised to bring more than 250 new jobs to the state.
In Statesville, cabinet manufacturer Dura Supreme Cabinetry will expand its U.S. operations by launching a new manufacturing site. The 300,000-square-foot plant is expected to create more than 200 new jobs in the first few years, and will enable Dura Supreme to meet growing demand with a regional manufacturing site, expanded capacity, and advantageous delivery times. The new jobs will include cabinet making, furniture making, finishing, woodworking and machining skills.
“Dura Supreme is focused on growth and despite some economic uncertainty in the broader market, demand for Dura Supreme cabinetry continues to grow,” said Tony Sugalski, CEO of Supreme Cabinetry Brands. “A second manufacturing facility enables us to continue meeting ever increasing demand for our premium, quality cabinetry and better serve our dealer partners.”
Supreme Cabinetry Brands produces kitchen and bath cabinetry for dealers across the country with additional manufacturing locations in Minnesota and Iowa. The company is one of the largest cabinet makers in North America and this expansion for its Dura Supreme brand continues that growth trajectory.
Dura Supreme recently acquired the manufacturing assets of another cabinet maker. That equipment and machinery, along with considerable additional investments, will be installed in Statesville. Dura Supreme expects to occupy the Statesville site in April and anticipates starting production in the second half of this year.
“We are excited that Dura Supreme has made a commitment to bring custom cabinetry operations to Statesville. Having an upfitted, state-of-the-art facility available was a key driver in their decision,” commented Mayor Costi Kutteh. “We pledge our unwavering support and assistance in every way to ensure their success here.”
Tex-Tech Industries To Add 49 Jobs In Forsyth County
Specialty textile manufacturer Tex-Tech Industries will create 49 new jobs in Forsyth County, NC. The company will invest more than $24.8 million to build a 170,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Winston-Salem.
“Expanding in Forsyth County was the best decision for our company,” said Kelly Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Tex-Tech Industries. “Being centrally located on the East Coast and having access to a growing advanced manufacturing talent pool were some of the differentiating factors for our decision to grow here.”
Based in Kernersville, NC, Tex-Tech conducts textile research and development, and manufactures high-performance fabrics and coatings. The company serves the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical and protective apparel industries.
“North Carolina’s leadership in textile manufacturing helps companies like Tex-Tech stay on the cutting edge of innovation,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “This expansion builds upon the company’s success in Forsyth County for 60 years, affirming that North Carolina is a great place to do business.”
A performance-based grant of $125,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will support Tex-Tech’s expansion. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
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“It’s no surprise that Tex-Tech continues to see the value of doing business in our state,” said North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “North Carolina’s reputation for textile research and development woven with the largest nonwovens workforce in the nation and strong textile supply chain, make our state a great choice for Tex-Tech’s expansion.”