Woodgrain Inc. Saves 80 Jobs in Surry County
Woodgrain Inc., has acquired the assets of former mill operations owned by Independence Lumber Inc. of Elkin, saving 80 jobs with plans to create an additional 10 as it ramps up ongoing production. The company plans to invest an additional $1 million in new machinery and equipment over the next two years. Woodgrain Inc. makes wood moldings, doors and windows. The company operates two other North Carolina mills in Lenoir and Cherryville.
“We are excited to join the Surry County community and positively impact the local economy, while expanding our North Carolina operations,” said Woodgrain Eastern Region Millwork Manager Robb Hitch. “We pride ourselves in being vertically integrated, and this acquisition will allow us to supply lumber to our millwork location in nearby Lenoir to further allow us to provide the best possible service and product in a highly efficient manner.”