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Carter Lumber expanding in Pennsylvania

Carter establishing prehung door manufacturing facility and millwork hub.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Carter Lumber is growing its presence in Pennsylvania and plans to open a new prehung door manufacturing facility in York County.

Located at the Penn Township Industrial Park, Carter will establish its a manufacturing facility with the location also serving as a millwork distribution hub.

Carter Lumber said the facility will serve Eastern Pennsylvania, along with markets in Baltimore, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. 

The Kent, Ohio-based pro deaeler said the expansion is in reaction to market demands.

The project includes the purchase and renovation of a 64,300-square-foot warehouse. Renovations include expanding truck docks and parking areas, laying stone, and installing fencing to provide for additional parking and storage. The company will also renovate an existing facility to accommodate manufacturing and storage. 

Carter Lumber plans to purchase equipment and machinery, as well as 5.39 adjacent acres for future expansion. The company has committed to investing at least $6 million into the project, which is expected to create 35 new, full-time jobs at the new manufacturing facility and retain 177 existing jobs across Pennsylvania over the next three years.

“Carter Lumber is grateful for the support of Governor (Tom) Wolf, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and York County, as we expand our operations with our new manufacturing facility in Hanover,” said Jeff Donley, president of Carter Lumber. “The manufacturing done at this location will not only add jobs but will also allow us to better serve the homebuilders building homes for Pennsylvania families, now and well into the future. We are excited to get the renovations of the facility completed and to begin shipping products to those homebuilders as early as the end of this year.”

“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Carter Lumber’s manufacturing operation to the York region,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement issued by his office.  “This is a great example of how public-private partnerships can strengthen our manufacturing sector and create new jobs for Pennsylvanians. As a former business owner in York County’s hardwoods industry, I know Carter Lumber will be right at home in this area and Pennsylvania.”

Carter Lumber received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for the project. The proposal includes a $70,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $70,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and a $15,750 workforce development grant to help the company train employees.  

Carter Lumber operates 14 retail and showroom locations across the state. Altogether, Carter operates more than 160, including truss manufacturing facilities and prehung door manufacturing locations.

The company recently expanded into New Jersey, with access to the metro-Philadelphia market, when it acquired the assets of the former DuBell Lumber. 

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