MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — A Hardy County cabinet-maker announced plans Monday to spend $30 million on an expansion project that will eventually result in 80 new jobs at the plant.
American Woodmark Corporation said it plans to expand its South Branch plant by 100,000 square feet.
Company president and COO Cary Dunston credits the project to Woodmark’s close working relationship with the state Development Office and the Hardy County Rural Development Office.
“Thanks to these strong, long-term partnerships we are able to boost our investment and bring new jobs to the region,” Dunston said in a news release. “The housing sector continues on its journey towards full recovery. Our decision to expand our capacity is a statement of optimism and confidence in the market, our people and the value proposition of our brands.”
Woodmark currently has approximately 575 workers at its Hardy County plant that makes kitchen cabinets and vanities.
“I want to thank American Woodmark for continuing to expand its footprint in West Virginia,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said in a news release.