11-6-2019 – Fairfield Chair expansion grows

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by admin


November 6, 2019



By Virginia Annable



Nov 06, 2019 12:00 AM

Fairfield Chair Company is expanding its plans to invest more in construction and add jobs.


Monday night the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners approved the addition of eight more jobs to a job-creation incentives package. Originally, the commissioners approved offering $2,000 for each new full-time job created up to 32 positions over two years, but the number now is 40.


The company also increased its projected expansion investment from $770,000 to about $1.2 million. The commissioners approved an application Monday for a state building reuse grant


The company has not released which of its sites will be involved in the expansion.


In other business, the county plans to hire a firm to help with engineering, designing and planning of buildings at a property the county may buy in Cajah’s Mountain on Connelly Springs Road for a recycling and trash convenience site and emergency services base. A firm will also be hired to help plan moving the Granite Falls branch of the Caldwell County Public Library into the former Flick Video property on North Main Street, which the commissioners approved buying last month. The library branch currently is in a building at 24 S. Main St.


The commissioners voted to exempt the planning projects from state requirements for hiring based on qualifications because the overall cost will be less than $50,000.


Reporter Virginia Annable can be reached at 828-610-8724.

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