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EGGER Celebrates One-Year Production Anniversary at Manufacturing Plant in Lexington

The new production facility is helping EGGER meet high U.S. demand for wood-based solutions


The Continuous Press in Lexington

EGGER's continuous press in operation at the facility in Lexington, N.C.

LEXINGTON, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 20, 2021)— EGGER, one of the world’s leading wood-based materials suppliers, this month marked one year since officially starting production at its Lexington plant. The state-of-the-art production plant is the company’s 20th worldwide facility and the first in North America. With production focuses on raw particleboard manufacturing and particleboard lamination, EGGER is well positioned to serve the U.S. market.

The Lexington facility, which now employs more than 400, has upheld its commitment to the region’s economic growth and investment in the local workforce by exceeding the number of projected jobs created during Phase 1. The second phase of development, which will focus on finishing lines for added value production, is set to begin in 2025.
“It is hard to believe how far we’ve come since first selecting Lexington as the future home of EGGER’s 20th plant, to now being fully operational for 365 days and counting,” said Carsten Ritterbach, Plant Manager, Commercial Services. “We are immensely grateful to everyone who has played a role in EGGER Lexington’s brief history and we look forward to continuing to build the company’s presence in North America.”

Construction on the one million square-foot facility began in April 2018 with production officially starting last September – on time – despite the challenges of back-to-back hurricanes and the onset of a global pandemic. Additional milestones since then include the launch of the first ever North American EGGER Decorative Collection with an accompanying mobile device app.

EGGER products are available through numerous distribution partners, including Dixie Plywood, HDI Group, A&M Supply, Horizon Forest Products, Metro Hardwoods, Atlantic Plywood, Commonwealth Plywood, Decotec/Richelieu, Professional Distribution Center, Wanderosa, Wurth Wood Group, Wurth Baer Supply and Intermountain.


About EGGER

Founded in 1961 in St. Johann in Tyrol, Austria, EGGER GROUP is a more than $3.6 billion privately-held, family-owned company that employs more than 10,400 associates. EGGER is a global leader in the manufacturing of wood-based materials for the furniture and interior design, flooring and building products industries. The company’s extensive, value-added product range includes thermally fused laminate (TFL), laminates, edge banding, raw particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), MDF Mouldings and laminate flooring. With 20 production plants worldwide, EGGER Wood Products LLC is the company’s first production facility in North America. The state-of-the-art particleboard manufacturing plant, with TFL laminations capacities, started production in September 2020. The total investment of the project, once completed, will be approximately $700 million and will create an estimated 770 direct jobs.

NOTE: All shown decors are reproductions.