Company seeks incentives for possible expansion

Pat Kimbrough, The High Point Enterprise, N.C.
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Feb. 23—ARCHDALE — An Archdale upholstered furniture manufacturer is seeking incentives to assist with a possible expansion of its business.

Lancaster Customworks Inc. is considering constructing a new building of up to 55,000 square feet and adding at least 20 jobs to accommodate its growth, according to the Randolph County Economic Development Corp.

If it goes forward, the project is eligible for up to $66,500 in cash grant incentives, with $21,000 from Archdale and $45,500 from Randolph County, if both approve agreements with the company.

The Archdale City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing tonight on the company's request, with the Randolph County Board of Commissioners to follow next week.

After several years of double-digit sales growth, the company has outgrown its current facility at 402 Interstate Drive, according to the EDC.

There is no room for expansion at the current location, so the company has identified three possible sites for a new facility. The top two contenders are a site on Archdale Road next to the Archdale Industrial Park and a site in High Point, according to the EDC.

If the Archdale Road site is selected, the full investment in the project would be near $3.5 million, including land acquisition, ground-up construction and new machinery and equipment.

To receive the incentives, the company would have to retain its entire full-time workforce of 21 employees and create 20 new full-time jobs over five years with an average annual wage of $46,000. — 336-888-3531 — 336-888-3531