EGGER broke ground on its North American corporate offices in North Carolina’s Davidson County. This is a critical step for the company in expanding its U.S. presence to better serve North American customers.
The office building, which is scheduled for completion in early 2019, will house EGGER’s North American future office staff. This building also lays the groundwork for future plant operations, which includes an ultramodern particleboard manufacturing plant.
“This groundbreaking is a key first step in the plans we announced last year, designed to help us better serve our North American customers and bring economic and employment opportunities to Davidson County, which is the heart of the furniture industry,” said Karl Grasser, responsible for finance and administration for the EGGER Group’s Lexington project. “We are very appreciative to Davidson County, including the Economic Development Commission, county stakeholders and the community as a whole for their continued support.”
EGGER remains on track with project development for the manufacturing facilities. Construction of the plant is expected to start at the end of 2018 and production at the future facility is slated to begin in 2020. The company also plans to establish a training center at this location to train and grow skilled workers in the region.
“Today, we celebrate a significant milestone for EGGER’s presence in North America,” said Bernhard Vorreiter, EGGER’s technical project manager. “This groundbreaking is an important moment as we work to become a leading resource for wood-based solutions in North America.”
The office building will house approximately 80 work places and improve access for architects, designers, wholesalers and furniture industry customers to EGGER’s wide range of wood-based products and cutting-edge designs.
EGGER’s goal with this new location is to tap into the U.S. market and become a significant industry leader through the growing demand for wood-based material products. The North Carolina facility will be a state-of the-art particleboard manufacturing plant and EGGER’s first U.S. manufacturing operation. The facility will also benefit the greater Piedmont Triad region by working with local wood suppliers, acquiring wood byproducts from regional sawmills and working with a wide range of suppliers for additional services.
EGGER is committed to its workforce and is proud of its company culture that drives extremely high employee loyalty. In addition to product quality, the company stands for the responsible use of raw material wood, using sustainable forestry and recycled materials to optimize the use of wood.