USA - After a two-year construction period, Egger has started production at its new wood-based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina, USA.
A 440 million euro investment, this is Eggers’s 20th plant globally and the first in North America. The new location creates 400 new jobs. With an annual capacity of up to 650,000 cubic meters of particleboard in the Lexington, NC plant, Egger is responding to the growing demand for wood-based materials in the North American market.
The plant in Lexington, NC, was planned and built using the best available production technology, with a focus on the environment, and will produce raw and laminated particleboard for the North American market. When fully operational, the production capacity will be 650,000 cubic meters of raw particleboard per year, and a large proportion of which will be finished with decorative surfaces. The first short-cycle press for lamination was also put into operation in September.
In December 2019, the company was able to move into a modern office building on the site, which contains a technical training center and a design center in addition to around 80 workstations. Here, architects, designers, trade and furniture industry customers can get to know EGGER products and services on site.
The start of production at the new plant also marks the launch of the first Egger Decorative Collection for the North American market. With the new collection, Egger offers North American architects, designers, processors and dealers a coordinated range of decor and material combinations as well as a comprehensive service package.
“We are thankful that our company has continued to grow and are optimistic about the upcoming fiscal year with the addition of our new Lexington plant,” said Mario Bobsin, plant manager for commercial services. “In an effort to continue growth within the North American market, we will launch the first-ever EGGER Decorative Collection, which delivers a comprehensive range of authentic woodgrain and material reproductions alongside solid colors, with texture finishes ranging from trendy ultra-matte, to upscale, mirror-like gloss, to embossed-in-register (EIR) textures.”