6-20-2022 – Rural Infrastructure Authority Grant Helps Bring New Industry to Hudson

Posted on: June 28th, 2022 by admin No Comments


June 28, 2022



Last week, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved the Town of Hudson’s request for a $120,000 grant to assist Harmony Timberworks with the reuse and renovation of the 53,560-square-foot former Davis Wood Product building.


Harmony Timberworks came to Caldwell County looking for a rail-sided building to reduce the cost associated with the transportation of raw materials from the west coast. The 40-year-old company headquartered in Boone found the vacant Davis Wood Product building met their needs, and they are working closely with the Caldwell Economic Development Commission and the Town of Hudson to make the new site operational.


“This is a great thing for Caldwell County,” said Caldwell County Board of Commission Chairman Randy Church. “We appreciate the work of our Economic Development Commission to bring industry to Caldwell County.”


“It is great to welcome one more new company to Caldwell County that will add to our manufacturing diversity while still capitalizing on a legacy industry, timber,” said Caldwell EDC Executive Director Deborah Murray.


In addition to obtaining one of 16 RIA grants announced by Governor Roy Cooper, Harmony Timberworks received approval for local job incentives in March. The company, a manufacturer of complex timber frame projects, anticipates creating 15 new jobs.


Grants through RIA can support a variety of activities, including infrastructure development, building renovation, expansion and demolition, and site improvements. Funding comes from a variety of specialized grant and loan programs offered and managed by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development Division.


“With the help of these grants, we are able to attract new jobs to rural communities across the state,” Governor Cooper said. “These investments generate more economic opportunity, renovated buildings, enhanced access to healthcare and fortified water and sewer service, all of which improve the lives and livelihoods of rural residents.”

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