Conover-based furnishings factory purchases outdated Drexel Heritage plant | Nearby News

Conover-based furnishings factory purchases outdated Drexel Heritage plant | Nearby News

A Conover-dependent furniture organization has obtained an outdated Drexel Heritage factory in Morganton.

Andy Bray, president of Vanguard Furniture, announced in a Tuesday news release that the corporation has ordered what was known as Drexel Plant No. 60, a 163,000-sq.-foot manufacturing facility that will be restored, refurbished and equipped with point out-of-the-artwork-equipment.

“This plant has a abundant historical past and an great footprint for making tailor made furniture,” Bray claimed. “The creating is on 1 level, has higher ceilings and will let Vanguard to successfully warehouse resources and ship finished furnishings.”

Bray explained in the release the expansion to the outdated Drexel Heritage plant has the possible to include as many as 150 jobs, with the facility creating casegoods and upholstery. He explained the plant will have to have a minimal bit of anything, from sewers to finishers.

“We focus in personalized household furniture,” Bray reported. “We want to absolutely command the components and the high quality. Our home furniture is bench-produced a single at a time by hand, which necessitates artisans not manufacturing facility workers. But similarly importantly, production closer to our buyers lowers transportation fees and supply times.”

Alan Wood, president and CEO of Burke Growth Inc., explained the business is working with Vanguard to obtain and protected grant funding to support with the enlargement. Any initiatives Burke Improvement will help with must pay back at or above the county’s normal wage, which Wood believed was all around $39,500.