ROXBORO, N.C. - PolyWood, a maker of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics and lumber, will invest $35.3 million in a new North Carolina manufacturing and distributing center. The investment will create 384 jobs over the next five years.
 
The N.C. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) led the state’s support for the company’s expansion.
 
“We are excited about opening our second full-scale production campus in North Carolina,” said Polywood CEO Doug Rassi. “The skilled manufacturing workforce, high level of information technology and growth potential in the state make it an excellent choice for our expansion."
 
The new facility will be capable of processing all types of recycled plastics for onsite manufacturing.
 
“The centralized location supports our quick-shipping, build-to-order business model, allowing us to continue servicing our dealer partners as Polywood grows," said Megan Pierson, Polywood's senior VP of business development.
 
The company said the average salaries for the new positions will be above the county average of $38, 875.
 
PolyWood has been around since 1990, when it started out by transforming used milk jugs into plastic lumber furniture. The company's low-maintenance, recyclable lumber is a premier wood alternative in outdoor furniture with its weather resistance and high durability. It produces one of 42 different kinds of furniture every 28 seconds.
 
The company's headquarters is in Syracuse, Indiana.
 

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