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CLAREMONT, N.C. – Millwork & Panel LLC, a residential siding manufacturer and indirect subsidiary of CertainTeed Holding Corporation, has announced a significant expansion at its Catawba County site. The facility has been located in Claremont for over 30 years manufacturing vinyl siding products and employs over 160 employees.

The company is set to invest at least $27.8 million over the next five years, and will create a minimum of 48 new positions with an average salary of $58,708, exceeding the county’s average wage of $52,172. This investment underscores the company’s commitment to innovation, growth, and its employees in the region.

"Our expansion in Catawba County is not just about growing our industry," said Joe Bondi, President of Millwork & Panel LLC. "Our commitment to growth goes hand in hand with our commitment to provide customers with quality sustainable building products and to being a strong community partner. We are not just expanding our facilities; we’re expanding opportunities, jobs, and a spirit of innovation that will continue to fuel progress for generations to come."

Randy Isenhower, Chair of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners, said, "We are immensely grateful and excited about Millwork & Panel’s decision to expand in Catawba County. This choice reflects our region’s unwavering commitment to providing a positive climate for investment."

Mayor Shawn R. Brown of the City of Claremont added, "As the Mayor of Claremont, I want to express our gratitude to Millwork & Panel for their expansion and dedication to our city. Here, our strong workforce, supportive community, and exceptional quality of life converge to create an environment where businesses can not only grow but also truly thrive."

Frank Young, Chair of the Catawba County EDC Board of Directors, commented,

" Millwork & Panel’s expansion is a testament to the potential that our skilled workforce and supportive business environment offer. We believe that the expansion will serve as a catalyst for further economic growth, bringing new opportunities and benefits to our community while showcasing our county as a prime destination for businesses seeking a thriving future."

A public hearing for local incentive consideration will likely be slated for January by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and the Claremont City Council. 

In addition to Catawba County, other key partners in the project include the City of Claremont, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, NC Commerce, North Carolina Community College System, Rubin Advisors Inc., and Catawba County Economic Development Corporation.


Media Contacts:
Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
Nathan Huret


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