LENOIR, N.C. – Wood products manufacturer Woodgrain Millwork is building a new $4 million pellet mill at its Lenoir manufacturing site. The company said 15 new full-time jobs will be created.

The 15,000-square-foot project, expected to be completed this spring, will manufacture and package wood fiber pellets to be used for animal bedding and fuel products. Woodgrain Millwork will sell the pellets to retail outlets and distribution centers.

Based in Fruitland, Idaho, and founded in 1954, Woodgrain Millwork manufactures wood moulding products at its Lenoir facility and employs approximately 150 people. Woodgrain Millwork is the largest wood moulding products supplier to Home Depot.

The expansion is partially due to incentives from the county, according to local news sources. Caldwell County approved a local jobs incentive of $2,000 per job for up to 30 new jobs to be created in Lenoir. Payments will be made only after the jobs have been created and maintained for one year. Woodgrain Millwork was also approved for a five-year tax grant based on the new project’s increased property tax value.