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Start of production at the 20th EGGER plant in the USA

After a two-year construction period a big milestone has been reached: the EGGER Group has started production at the new wood-based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina, USA. This is now the 20th plant of the globally active family company and the first EGGER plant in North America. The investment volume amounts to approximately 440 million euros. The new location creates 400 new jobs. With this capacity, EGGER is responding to the growing demand for wood-based materials on the North American market.

Start of production at the 20th EGGER plant in the USA

In good tradition, the project team gathered at the ContiRoll press to produce the first raw particleboard and proudly signed the result.

The plant in Lexington, NC, was planned and built based on the best available production technology, with a focus on the environmental. When fully operational, the production capacity will be 650,000 m3 of raw particleboard per year, a large proportion of which will be finished with decorative surfaces.

EGGER in Lexington already employs 290 people and plans to employ 400 in the coming months. In addition, the company has also been offering a specially developed apprenticeship programme for junior staff since 2018, thus establishing the dual training model in the USA, which has been successful in Europe.