Conover-centered furnishings factory purchases previous Drexel Heritage plant | Nearby Information

A Conover-based mostly furniture firm has ordered an aged Drexel Heritage manufacturing unit in Morganton.

Andy Bray, president of Vanguard Furniture, declared in a Tuesday information release that the firm has acquired what was regarded as Drexel Plant No. 60, a 163,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will be restored, refurbished and geared up with state-of-the-art-machines.

“This plant has a rich record and an perfect footprint for producing tailor made household furniture,” Bray stated. “The developing is on just one degree, has superior ceilings and will make it possible for Vanguard to competently warehouse elements and ship finished furnishings.”

Bray stated in the release the growth to the aged Drexel Heritage plant has the potential to incorporate as lots of as 150 work, with the facility earning casegoods and upholstery. He said the plant will need to have a minimal bit of every thing, from sewers to finishers.

“We focus in custom made household furniture,” Bray reported. “We want to entirely command the materials and the top quality. Our furniture is bench-created one particular at a time by hand, which needs artisans not manufacturing facility staff. But similarly importantly, producing closer to our clients lessens transportation expenditures and shipping moments.”

Alan Wood, president and CEO of Burke Growth Inc., said the corporation is operating with Vanguard to come across and secure grant funding to help with the growth. Any assignments Burke Development allows with should pay at or previously mentioned the county’s typical wage, which Wooden estimated was all over $39,500.