Egger Wood Products, an Austrian-based manufacturer of wood-based materials, announced on Thursday (12-2-21) that it intends to invest $50 million in additional equipment for its Davidson County, North Carolina facility. Eggers has 20 plants worldwide, but the plant located in Linwood, NC is its first North American facility.
The new $20 million lamination line, which will be the third located in the plant, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022 and will increase the plant’s thermally-fused laminate production capacity by 50%. Installation of the $30-million recycling facilities will begin in the second half of 2022, with completion projected for early 2023.
Egger currently uses pre-consumer recycled materials such as sawdust and wood chips from sawmills and other wood producers. The investment, including large scale grinders and sifters, will allow for the recycling of wooden construction waste such as boxes, pallets, and trimmed wood into additional raw material for particleboard production.
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Company to invest additional $50 million, create at least 35 new jobs across Rowan line in Linwood