Air agency issues air quality permit to Dura-Supreme in North Carolina

Dura Supremes' new North Carolina facility received an air quality permit for its finishing lines.

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STATESVILLE, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued a Title V air quality permit to Dura-Supreme, LLC – Statesville. The permit will allow the company to construct and operate a wood cabinet manufacturing facility in Iredell County.

Because emissions of volatile organic compounds will be greater than 100 tons per year, the facility is classified as a major source. Air emissions controls will include an active exhaust/collection system vented to baghouse dust collectors. Dura-Supreme is also subject to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for wood furniture manufacturing operations and must employ Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT).

The permit includes conditions that ensure the facility can comply with emission standards, including applicable health-based standards. The facility would also be subject to reporting and recordkeeping requirements and regular inspections.

DAQ conducted enhanced public engagement to solicit public comments on a draft of the air permit. The Division shared project information in English and Spanish with local governments, health departments, places of worship and community organizations.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry launched in March a multi-million dollar initiative to launch manufacturing operations in Statesville, North Carolina.

The company expects the new manufacturing site to create over 200 new jobs in the first few years including cabinet making, furniture making, finishing, woodworking, and machining skills. The North Carolina facility will enable Dura Supreme to meet growing demand with a regional manufacturing site, expanded manufacturing capacity, and advantageous delivery times.

Dura Supreme is part of the Supreme Cabinetry Brands, Inc. family of cabinet companies. Supreme Cabinetry Brands is an FDMC 300 listed company, ranking #46, with $251 million in 2022 sales.

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