Conover-centered furniture manufacturing unit purchases aged Drexel Heritage plant | Community Information

A Conover-based home furnishings organization has procured an outdated Drexel Heritage manufacturing unit in Morganton.

Andy Bray, president of Vanguard Furnishings, announced in a Tuesday news launch that the organization has obtained what was known as Drexel Plant No. 60, a 163,000-sq.-foot factory that will be restored, refurbished and equipped with state-of-the-art-devices.

“This plant has a wealthy record and an excellent footprint for creating customized furniture,” Bray stated. “The making is on a person stage, has higher ceilings and will enable Vanguard to competently warehouse materials and ship finished household furniture.”

Bray said in the launch the enlargement to the aged Drexel Heritage plant has the probable to include as several as 150 work opportunities, with the facility creating casegoods and upholstery. He reported the plant will need a very little little bit of anything, from sewers to finishers.

“We focus in custom home furniture,” Bray claimed. “We want to fully regulate the supplies and the top quality. Our home furnishings is bench-created 1 at a time by hand, which requires artisans not manufacturing unit staff. But similarly importantly, production nearer to our prospects reduces transportation fees and shipping and delivery occasions.”

Alan Wood, president and CEO of Burke Growth Inc., claimed the corporation is functioning with Vanguard to locate and safe grant funding to aid with the growth. Any tasks Burke Improvement assists with should pay at or earlier mentioned the county’s regular wage, which Wood believed was close to $39,500.