CLAREMONT, N.C. – Upholstered furniture maker Sutter Street Manufacturing will invest $1.9 million to expand its manufacturing plant, creating 72 jobs over the next three years.
 
Sutter Street Manufacturing is a subsidiary of national high-end home furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma, and produces upholstered home furnishings for brands including Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home.
 
The state is providing a $300,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund to assist with the expansion.
 
“Sutter Street Manufacturing has grown to support 583 full-time jobs in Catawba County for highly skilled furniture artisans,” N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland said. “The company’s facilities need upgrading to keep pace with this growth, and this grant will help make that happen.”
 
The grant requires the company reach certain hiring and performance-based targets, and requires a match from local governments.
 
Average salaries for the new positions will be $47,840, significantly higher than the county’s current average annual wage of $39,780.
 
The company has seen immense growth since it was established in 2007 with just 25 employees. Now the company employs 583.