Egger, a global leader in the manufacturing of wood-based materials for the furniture, interior design, flooring, and building products industries, has announced that it had recently started production on a third lamination line at its Lexington, North Carolina, facility.
According to reporting by Woodworking Network (2-24-23), the $21 million investment will expand the Egger’s thermally fused laminate (TFL) production capacity by 50%, increasing production to more than 155 million square feet per year and alleviating supply chain and logistical challenges for customers.
The state-of-the-art particleboard manufacturing plant, with TFL lamination capacity, started production in September 2020. The total investment of the project, once completed, will be more than $700 million and will create an estimated 770 direct jobs.
In addition, Woodworking Network reports that Egger has announced a $22 million investment to install a decorative paper impregnation line. This new line will supply locally produced, resin-infused decorative paper to the lamination lines, allowing the company to have greater production flexibility to better meet the needs of its customers. Construction is expected to be completed on decorative paper line this summer.
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