CHARLESTON, WV — American Woodmark Corp. has announced plans to invest $15.2 million in its South Branch manufacturing operation in Moorefield, WV. A statement by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said the cabinet manufacturer plans to hire 187 employees over the next three years.
The news reverses a previous decision in December by American Woodmark to close the outdated Hardy County, WV, components plant. American Woodmark worked in partnership with the West Virgina Development Office and the Hardy County Rural Development Authority to return jobs to the area, Gov. Tomblin said.
“American Woodmark’s continued investment is another example of the confidence companies have in our state’s business climate and our exceptional workforce,” Gov. Tomblin said in the statement.
American Woodmark manufactures kitchen and bath cabinets for the remodeling and new home construction markets under the brands: American Woodmark, Shenandoah, Potomac, Timberlake and Waypointe. It operates nine manufacturing facilities located in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The company also has nine builder service centers located across the country.