MasterBrands invests $ 13.5 million in NC plant



KINSTON, North Carolina – MasterBrand Cabinets, which ranks sixth on the FDMC 300 list, will expand operations in Kinston, North Carolina, and invest more than $ 13 million to increase production capacity.

The expansion is expected to create more than 450 jobs over five years,

“This is great news any time good manufacturing jobs come to eastern North Carolina,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said. “MasterBrand Cabinets is already providing great jobs to many people in Kinston and Lenoir County and will now add even more opportunities for the workforce.”

MasterBrand Cabinets, a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., manufactures and distributes a wide variety of cabinetry products, including stock cabinets, semi-custom and custom cabinetry, as well as vanities for the kitchen, bathroom and other areas of the home.

The company’s project in Lenoir County will expand its existing facility in Kinston to meet growing demand for its products. The company plans to significantly increase the production capacity of the site, with kitchen cabinets constituting the main output of the expanded facility.

“MasterBrand is committed to investing in its people and facilities by offering competitive salaries and benefits; provide a safe and clean working environment; and the training, development and retention of our associates, ”said Dave Banyard, President of MasterBrand Cabinets. “We are proud to expand our operations in Kinston, which allows us to better meet customer demand while providing new jobs and strengthening the communities where our associates live and work.

The MasterBrand Cabinets project in North Carolina will be facilitated by an Employment Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee. Over the 12-year term of this grant, the state estimates that the project will increase its savings by $ 657.8 million.

Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the 464 new jobs linked to this grant, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company up to a maximum of $ 3,878,000, spread over 12 years.



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