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Carolina Structural Systems Opens Manufacturing Plant In Star, North Carolina

02/10/2017
A manufacturer of wooden building trusses, Carolina Structural Systems will invest $1.3 million to open a manufacturing plant in Montgomery County, Star, North Carolina. The company plans to create 71 jobs over the next three years.

The company’s Montgomery County operations in Star, located 46.3 miles south of Greensboro, will employ designers, builders and management.

Founded in 2016, Carolina Structural Systems designs, manufactures and sells customized wood-based building materials to the residential and light-commercial construction markets. The company’s Montgomery County location provides ample access to suppliers as well as convenience to growing residential markets across the Carolinas.

“Workers make the difference in our business and a big reason we chose North Carolina is the availability of a skilled and productive workforce,” said Carolina Structural Systems President Ricky Dyson. “Our team is excited to become an active partner in the Montgomery County community.”

Carolina Structural Systems’ expansion in North Carolina was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance in support of local governments in creating jobs and attracting economic investment. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for grant funds. All One NC grants require a local government match.

N.C. Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. collaborated to recruit the company. “Carolina Structural Systems brings experience and quality to North Carolina’s building products industry,” said Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland. “It’s arrival in Montgomery County creates a range of job opportunities in a community well known for its forestry and woodworking.”

“North Carolina leads the Southeast in manufacturing jobs and Carolina Structural Systems is helping us maintain that number one spot by adding 71 workers in Montgomery County,” said N.C. Representative Justin Burr.

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and EDPNC, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center, Duke Energy, Montgomery County Utilities, and Montgomery County.

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