Woodgrain Millwork, one of the largest millwork operations in the country, will open a new distribution center near Montgomery Park on Washington Boulevard in Baltimore City, Maryland. A manufacturer of mouldings and turnings, the company plans to hire 65 associates over the next three years.
“Baltimore represents an exciting opportunity for Woodgrain Millwork to grow in a supportive, progressive business environment. We look forward to bringing new jobs to the city, while working alongside the many other industry leaders who call Baltimore home,” said Barry Dale, President of Woodgrain Distribution. “The area economic development organizations worked with us throughout the process to ensure this was truly a home run for everyone involved.”
Woodgrain Millwork began in 1954 as “Dame Moulding and Lumber Company” before moving its corporate offices from Utah to Idaho in 1969. The Baltimore distribution center will be a part of the Woodgrain Distribution Division which serves large retail and wholesale building materials companies.
To assist the company with establishing operations in Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development approved a $250,000 conditional loan through its Maryland Economic Development Association and Fund program. Additionally, the Baltimore Development Corporation is also providing a $250,000 loan to help the company complete the project.
“The City of Baltimore and the BDC are thrilled that Woodgrain selected Montgomery Park as the location for their new distribution center,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “The site is conveniently located for the company to provide support to key retail locations, as well as being in the Enterprise and Focus area. We are glad to assist companies interested in growing in Baltimore City and look forward to Woodgrain’s continued success.”
“Job creation and economic development are our primary focus in Maryland, and welcoming Woodgrain Millwork to our state is a shining example of the progress we are making,” said Governor Larry Hogan.