Michael Egger makes the announcement on the investment project in North Carolina
A new wood-based materials plant by Egger will soon become a reality in Lexington, North Carolina, pouring approximately EUR 260 Mn into the local economy and creating 400 direct jobs. Construction is expected to begin by the end of 2018 and the first boards are expected in 2020.
“The planned production location in Lexington, North Carolina, will play a decisive role for EGGER’s increasing presence on the North-American market for wood-based materials, as well as ensure product availability and delivery speed for our customers,” said Walter Schiegl, EGGER Group Management Technology/Production.
From left; Walter Schiegl, Bernhard Vorreiter, Steve Googe, Executive Director of the Davidson County Economic Development Commission; Michael Egger, Karl Grasser and Mario Bobsin during the announcement.
He made the announcement following an official meeting with the Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, and representatives of local authorities on Monday.
The project implementation is scheduled to take place in several stages, the first being the construction of a chipboard plant with coating capacities.
The North Carolina plant will have ultra-modern facilities for producing laminated chipboard, and will allow EGGER to better serve its customers in North-America.