EGGER broke ground on its North American corporate offices in North Carolina’s Davidson County.
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.
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 centre at this location to train and grow skilled workers in the region.
The North Carolina 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.
“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.”
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.