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Excel Interior Door Plans Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Operations

Residential door manufacturer Excel Interior Door plans to establish headquarters operations in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The $10.5 million project is expected to create 37 jobs in Forsyth County.

The new 148,000-square-foot location will include administrative offices and a manufacturing facility.

“We are very pleased to establish our new manufacturing site and corporate headquarters in North Carolina,” said Mitch Sanner, CEO of Excel Interior Door. “We studied labor availability, site availability, proximity to shipping routes, and many other factors important to our expansion, and Winston-Salem consistently ranked as the ideal location.”

As an incentive, a performance-based grant of $75,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help Excel locate in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and 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.

“We are delighted to welcome Excel Interior Door to our business community,” noted N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “North Carolina’s convenient East Coast location and transportation infrastructure, paired with the largest manufacturing talent pool in the Southeast, provides a solid framework that will ensure their growing company thrives.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Forsyth Tech Community College, Forsyth County, the City of Winston-Salem, and Greater Winston-Salem Inc.

“The talent pipeline in Winston-Salem is focused on delivering skilled talent in our top growing industries, including manufacturing. Our education ecosystem led by Forsyth Tech is aligned with employer demand, and we see the great results of that collaboration and alignment with successful projects like this one which will provide good paying jobs for the local workforce,” added Mark Owens, President and CEO of Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

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