$400,000 grant will help Gat Creek furniture build turn lane into its plant
August 11, 2021 | 11:19 am CDT
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BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. - Thanks to a $400,000 state grant, furniture manufacturer Gat Creek will build a turn lane that will help ease traffic into its West Virginia plant.

Gat Creek sees around 300 vehicles enter its plant every day. Around 25 tractor-trailers also turn into the plant each week. The turning lane is expected to help. 

“We know how much turning lanes help,” said Country Commissioner Bill Clark, who pushed for the grant. The grant, given by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, doesn’t require any match from the county, reports the Morgan Messenger.

Gat Creek is also planning a $4 million expansion of its facility. Announced in late 2020, the expansion would add 30,000 square feet to its existing 100,000-square-foot facility.

Gat Creek is currently ranked 248 on the FDMC 300 list of the largest North American wood products producers. The company manufacturers bedroom, dining, office, and living room furniture. 

Company CEO Gat Caperton was named a Wood Industry Market Leader in 2018.

 

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