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Nordfab Expands Thomasville, North Carolina, Manufacturing Complex

Nordfab, a manufacturer of ductwork used in environmental filtration systems, will invest $5.5 million at its production facility in Thomasville, North Carolina.

The expansion will increase the company’s manufacturing footprint to 180,000 square feet of production and warehouse space, and will include product storage and production space, material handling automation equipment, and a rooftop solar array.

“This expansion project helps us to meet our goals of becoming the Davidson County Employer of Choice and to launch our Nordfab Now program,” said Erik Olshall, Nordfab Americas president. “When implemented, the Nordfab Now program will allow next day shipment of standard ductwork in dust collection systems designed using our award-winning installation design software, Quick-Fit Visual.”

As an incentive a performance-based grant of $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Nordfab America’s expansion, based on a company investment of $4.1 million. The OneNC 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 OneNC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“Manufacturers continue to thrive in North Carolina,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Companies appreciate the state’s investments in workforce development and infrastructure, and Nordfab’s expansion shows once again that these investments pay off in new jobs and a growing economy.”

A global supplier, Nordfab manufactures duct products that are an integral part of dust, mist, and fume collection systems around the world. In 1990, the company introduced its Quick-Fit clamp-together ductwork, with unique rolled edge ends and easy-to-use clamps, and is now the world’s largest supplier of clamp-together ducting for industrial ventilation.

“Companies that expand in our state are our best calling card,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “We’re always proud when a company like Nordfab looks around and then decides the best place to grow is right where they are. To keep this winning edge, our First in Talent strategic plan focuses on making sure companies can keep finding the trained workers they need to grow.”

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