ROCKY MOUNT – A building products company will invest $7.5 million to expand in Rocky Mount, creating an additional 42 jobs for the region.
In an expansion deal announced on Monday, Woodgrain, Inc., will move from an existing facility to a new 225,000 square foot facility.
The company, which has seven North Carolina facilities, including this door-hanging operation and a sawmill, is headquartered in Idaho and has 30 U.S. facilities.
“It’s great that Rocky Mount is Woodgrain’s top choice for its expansion,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in a statement on Monday. “This decision is indicative of the company’s positive experience with our strong communities, manufacturing economy and our world class workforce.”
The privately-owned firm manufacturers moulding, millwork, windows, doors, door jambs, and door frames.
“We are excited to expand our Rocky Mount operation, while also creating more jobs that will have a positive impact on this great community,” said Todd Dame, President of Woodgrain’s Distribution Division, in a statement. “By expanding our manufacturing capabilities, we are able to further enhance our vertical integration, which plays an essential part in delivering on our commitment of creating quality millwork products.”
Details on hiring
According to a statement, the 42 new positions will include production, warehouse, delivery, sales, and administrative personnel. The average annual salary will be $44,464 across all positions, according to the company.
The State of North Carolina anticipates that the new jobs could create an annual payroll impact of more than $1.8 million.
A performance-based grant of $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Woodgrain’s expansion in North Carolina, according to the statement.
Woodgrain is the latest building supply company to expand in the state.
In April, CertainTeed announced an expansion of a roofing supply manufacturing operation in Oxford, with an investment north of $118 million and a commitment to bring on at least 37 new employees. Atlantic Building Components announced in May that it would invest $6 million and would hire 105 workers in Robeson County. And NVR announced in August that it would invest more than $33 million in the state, and plans to add at least 261 net new jobs to the state, across two facilities.