American Woodmark plans to double plant's size

Jeff Smart, chairman of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners, Rep. Ben Moss and Gov. Roy Cooper toss dirt for the ceremonial groundbreaking at American Woodmark.

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American Woodmark will soon start construction to double the size of its plant in Richmond County, North Carolina. The cabinetmaker held a ceremonial ground breaking on Feb. 21.

The expansion is expected to create 500 new jobs including 131 in North Carolina, and add more than 500,000- sq.-ft. of manufacturing and assembly capacity.

“Our company strategy is focused on Growth, Digital Transformation and Platform Design or “GDP,” said Scott Culbreth, president and CEO. “Following a comprehensive review of our platform, we identified the need for additional capacity in our stock kitchen and bath cabinetry product lines. 

The company announced plans in October 2022 to expand its facility in North Carolina as well as a plant in Mexico. At the North Carolina facility, American Woodmark plams to add 275,000 square feet to an existing building, allowing the company to increase its stock bath-kitchen capacity, Culbreth said. The expansion will also increase American Woodmark’s operations in the state by 20%.

“We’re proud to invest $20 million dollars into this particular project,” Culbreth continued, “which will contribute to the development of the communities and people here to create 131 jobs and expand our American Woodmark team.”

American Woodmark, with headquarters in Winchester, Virginia, it is the nation's third-largest cabinet company and ranks #12 on the FDMC 300 list of the largest woodworking firms in North America. The company operates 17 manufacturing and distribution centers and eight primary service centers across North America, distributing products under more than a dozen brand names across the country. 


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