CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Architectural woodworking firm Zepsa Industries continues to grow its operations, with news that the Charlotte, North Carolina-based manufacturer will open a 20,000-square-foot facility in Pompano, Florida, by the end of the year.  The new operation is expected to employ 30 people.

This marks the second expansion in less than a year for the high-end architectural millwork firm.  In October Zepsa acquired New York-based Culin and Colella, a 35-year-old  millwork firm specializing in high-end residential projects. Both Ray Culin and Janis Colella have remained with the firm as part of  Zepsa's New York operation.

According to Zepsa President Ed Zepsa, the company plans to expand and double the productivity and volume at the Mamaroneck, New York facility over the next couple of year. "It gives Zepsa a manufacturing base in one of its most important markets and provides tremendous support to our projects in the Northeast," he said.

"Zepsa is aggressively looking for top talent in both the New York and Florida locations as well as in Charlotte, North Carolina," Zepsa added.

The company's North Carolina facility has 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space under one roof. A turnkey manufacturer, Zepsa Industries specializes in residential architectural woodwork, yacht interiors, and monumental stair projects nationwide. Founded in 1981, the family owned and operated company employs more than 100 people.

Zepsa Industries has received awards for its work, including Design Portfolio Awards (now known as the Best in Wood competition). The company was also featured in the November 2009 isssue of Wood & Wood Products and the April 2004 issue of CWB magazine, past publications of the Woodworking Network.

The former Culin and Colella has also been the recipient of numerous accolades, including being named a winner in the Design Portfolio Awards.

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