DANVILLE, VA - GOK International, a Chinese wood furniture company that planned to open an assembly and finishing plant in Ringgold, VA, creating a total of 600 jobs over the next few years, has temporarily closed for restructuring.
The Danville Register & Bee reported that GOK will change its product line from upholstered furniture to outdoor furniture as well as chairs for commercial environments. The paper also reported GOK will sell rugs made in China.
According to the paper, Zeyuan Flooring will take over GOK's lease at Cane Creek Centre industrial park. The China-based Zeyuan announced in October 2013 that it would open its first U.S. manufacturing facility.
GOK originally announced in fall 2012 that it would invest $12.6 million in capital investments to convert the 40,000-square-foot Cane Creek Shell Building in Ringgold into a state-of-the-art plant and showroom. GOK has its sales and headquarters in nearby Danville.
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