American Woodmark set to expand

Buoyed by an improving economy, kitchen-cabinet manufacturer American Woodmark has announced its plans to expand its South Branch manufacturing facility in Moorefield, West Virginia.

"Our decision to expand our capacity is a statement of optimism and confidence in the market, our people and the value proposition of our brands," said president and COO Cary Dunston, who was just recently promoted to the title.

The new facility will feature an additional 100,000 sq. ft. and will have a total employment payroll of 655 workers.

"American Woodmark is a great example of a national company that's succeeding in our state's vastly improved business climate," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. "And the best news is that 80 more families will enjoy the benefits of steady, good-paying jobs with a first-rate employer."

The move, which is slated for completion in fall of next year, is expected to add 80 full-time jobs and come at a pricetag of $30 million for the company.

American Woodmark maintains nine manufacturing facilities and nine service centers across the nation.

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