The project is scheduled to take place in several stages, the first being the construction of a particleboard plant with coating capacities. The first project phase involves an investment of approximately €260m and will create 400 direct jobs over the next six years.

Assuming all agreed framework conditions are fulfilled and the relevant permits are obtained, construction should start by the end of 2018. Production should start in 2020.

The North Carolina plant will have ultramodern facilities for producing laminated particleboard, and will allow Egger to better serve its customers in North America. Egger’s previous sales activities in the US and Canada have already clearly shown that the range of products, the quality, and the price structure of the product portfolio are very attractive for architects, designers, distributors, and industry customers.