WINCHESTER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) will increase its stock kitchen and bath cabinet capacity for east coast markets. The project will represent a total expected capital investment of approximately $65 million over the next two years and result in the creation of more than 500 new jobs. The Company expects to pay for this investment with cash on hand and borrowings from its revolving credit facility.
“Our company strategy is focused on Growth, Digital Transformation and Platform Design or “GDP”. Following a comprehensive review of our platform, we identified the need for additional capacity in our stock kitchen and bath cabinetry product lines. By adding a fourth facility in Mexico and expanding the Hamlet, North Carolina location, we will strengthen our overall supply chain and allow for incremental capacity in both categories on the east coast, which is one of the largest repair/remodel and new construction markets,” said Scott Culbreth, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The investment is expected to deliver North American job growth of 500+ teammates through a 500,000+ square foot expansion in North Carolina and Mexico. The expansion yields additional capacity in both component manufacturing and cabinet assembly.
“American Woodmark is excited to expand our stock manufacturing operations,” said Rob Adams, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations. “Finding strategic locations and having access to a skilled workforce are critical areas of focus that we continue to consider as we implement our strategy.”
American Woodmark celebrates the creativity in all of us. With over 10,000 employees and more than a dozen brands, we’re one of the nation’s largest cabinet manufacturers. From inspiration to installation, we help people find their unique style and turn their home into a space for self-expression. By partnering with major home centers, builders, and independent dealers and distributors, we spark the imagination of homeowners and designers and bring their vision to life. Across our service and distribution centers, our corporate office, and manufacturing facilities, you’ll always find the same commitment to customer satisfaction, integrity, teamwork, and excellence.
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