LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Egger Wood Products, which opened its first U.S.-based laminate plant in 2020, is looking to expand the Lexington, N.C., facility. The company, according to a June 13 Triad Business Journals report, has filed for a building permit valued at $19.5 million for its new lamination line.
The Austria-based maker of wood-based materials announced the expansion in December. The company's only North American facility began operating in September 2020 making particle board and thermally fused laminate.
This is the third lamination lane at Lexington for thermally fused laminate (TFL) and represents a 50% increase in TFL production capacity, according to the report.
It also will allow the manufacturing of products not yet made in North America, including Egger’s Feelwood TFL panels with woodgrain designs and textures made to perfectly align. Egger said it’s indistinguishable from real wood but more durable and scratch- and fade-resistant.
Operations are targeted for the fall.
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