Cabinet manufacturer Design Mode Cabinetry will establish operations in Warsaw, North Carolina. The $13 million project is expected to create 139 jobs in Duplin County.
The company will upfit a vacant 245,000-square-foot building into a high-tech cabinet manufacturing and distribution facility. The new location will design, manufacture and distribute entry level and mid-level frameless cabinets for single-family kitchens and multi-family developments.
“Our vision is to create a first-class working environment for employees and to innovate solutions for problems that will help move our industry forward." says Adrian Carroll, President of Design Mode Cabinetry. “We are honored for the opportunity to establish this business in Duplin County where it is clear that hard work and a sense of community are highly valued.”
A performance-based grant of $425,000 to Warsawing Cabinets, LLC from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Design Mode Cabinetry's location in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.
All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“North Carolina is a top choice for new and established companies,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “We are committed to increasing the prosperity of rural North Carolina, and this project is another example of that. This company's decision validates our First in Talent plan and the priority to prepare our workforce for career and entrepreneurial success.”
Partners with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, James Sprunt Community College, North Carolina’s Southeast, County of Duplin, Duplin County Economy Development, Duke Energy, and the Town of Warsaw.