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In July of last year, the EGGER Group announced that it would build a wood-based material factory in Lexington, North Carolina. A first step has been taken with the ground-breaking ceremony for the office building on site. In early 2019, around 80 administrative employees will be able to move into their new workplaces. The wood-based material manufacturer is planning to start the construction of the production plant at the end of 2018.
The modern office building, which is expected to be completed in early 2019, will house EGGER’s North American future office staff. In addition, EGGER plans to set up a training centre there to train and promote local professionals. At the same time, the company's own building offers the opportunity to present EGGER products and services to architects, designers, retail and furniture industry customers.
The administrative building also forms the basis for the future production plant. During the first phase of the project, EGGER will build a chipboard plant with coating capacities in Lexington, NC. This first phase involves an investment volume of approximately EUR 260 million and will create 400 direct jobs over the next six years. The start of construction of the production plant is planned for the end of 2018. Production in the future plant is scheduled to start in 2020.
The North Carolina plant will have ultramodern facilities for making laminated chipboard and will allow EGGER to better serve its customers in North America. EGGER’s previous distribution activities in the USA and Canada have already clearly shown that the range of products, the quality, and the price structure of the product portfolio are very attractive for architects, designers, wholesalers, and industry customers. The planned production plant in Lexington, North Carolina, will enable EGGER to increase its presence in the North American wood-based materials market, ensuring product availability for its customers and increasing delivery speed.