Empire expands in New Hampshire

Empire Moulding & Millwork expects to enter new facility in Q4.
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Empire Moulding & Millwork warehouse in Allentown, Pa.

Zeeland, Mich.-based Empire Moulding & Millwork, a Novo Building Products company, has signed a lease for a new distribution center in Amherst, N.H. The 217,000-square-foot-facility will host more than 2,500 SKUs of product.

Anticipated to open in Q4 of 2021, the facility is located at 1 Bon Terrain Drive in Amherst Empire will hire 70 new employees to support the warehousing, shipping and receiving, and office operations.

The facility will support the needs of independent lumber yards, millwork specialty shops, stair parts providers, door shops, professional dealers and home centers throughout New England and eastern New York.

“This strategic growth step positions Empire to more fully support our northeastern customers with a wide breadth of products,” says Jeff Leys president and COO of Novo Building Products. “We are responding to marketplace needs for an additional Empire distribution center that increases our product offering while continuing to provide very specific products desired in this region of the country.

“We’ve been exploring expansion options for Empire for more than a year in order to better respond to the demand coming from the New England marketplace. We’re excited to increase our company’s capabilities while serving our customers and bringing new employment opportunities to people in the Amherst area.”

Novo Building Products is an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of stair parts, mouldings, doors and specialty millwork, along with a variety of board products. Based in Zeeland, Mich., Novo Building Products operates Ornamental Decorative Millwork, L.J. Smith Stair Systems, Empire Moulding & Millwork, Southwest Moulding and Millwork and Novo Direct.