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EGGER plant in Lexington, NC, North America starts production

 Friday, September 25, 2020

The EGGER Group has started production at the new wood-based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina, USA. This is the 20th plant of the globally active family company and the first EGGER plant in North America. The investment amounts to around 440 million euros. The new location creates 400 new jobs. With an annual capacity of up to 650,000 m3 of particleboard in the Lexington, NC plant, EGGER is responding to the growing demand for wood-based materials in the North American market.

“It is another historical milestone in the history of the EGGER family business. We are very proud that we are able to start up our 20th plant in Lexington, NC, North America”, announced Walter Schiegl, EGGER Group Management Production & Technology. “With our new plant in Lexington, NC, we will now also become a local producer and reliable partner in North America. This enables us to ensure continuous product availability and increase delivery speed.”

The plant in Lexington, NC, was planned and built using the best available production technology, with a focus on the environmental. From now on raw and laminated particleboard will be produced for the North American market. When fully operational, the production capacity will be 650,000 m3 of raw particleboard per year, a large proportion of which will be finished with decorative surfaces. The first short-cycle press for lamination was also put into operation in September.

The start of production at the new plant also marks the launch of the first EGGER Decorative Collection for the North American market. With the new collection, EGGER offers North American architects, designers, processors and dealers a coordinated range of decor and material combinations as well as a comprehensive service package.

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