RALEIGH, NC - RSI Home Products Manufacturing Inc., cabinetry and vanity supplier to Lowe's and Home Depot, will expand its North Carolina operations with a new facility in Richmond County and add 175 new employees to its workforce. RSI plans to invest $5.8 million there during the next five years.
RSI has over 3 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution operations with assembly and distribution facilities in California, Texas and North Carolina. The company has been manufacturing its products in North Carolina for over 20 years and currently operates a one million sq. ft. facility in nearby Lincolnton which employs over 700 full-time workers.
RSI Home Products Inc., cabinetry and vanity supplier to Lowe's and Home Depot, will expand operations
Since January 2013, North Carolina has witnessed the net creation of more than 260,000 private-sector jobs.
“North Carolina’s manufacturing economy continues to lead the Southeast, and the success of companies like RSI Home Products is among the many reasons why,” said State Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla. “Manufacturing now contributes about $90 billion to our state’s GDP and employs nearly 450,000 people.”
RSI will employ a variety of craftsmen, supervisors and management at the new facility. The company’s operations in Richmond County will generate nearly $5.5 million in annual payroll impact for the local economy.
The expansion in North Carolina was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $550,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. This fund provides financial assistance in support of local governments in creating jobs and attracting economic investment. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for funds. All One NC grants require a local government match.
A $750,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program will help ready the company’s new building for operation. The funds are administered by the Rural Economic Development team at North Carolina Commerce.
RSI Home Products Manufacturing is a unit of RSI Home Products, Inc. based in Anaheim, California. RSI manufactures kitchen, bath and home storage cabinetry in North America. The company manufactures cabinets for use in the residential repair and remodeling and new residential construction markets sold through home centers, kitchen and bath dealers and new homebuilders.