Wood Products

Even as Caldwell Country rapidly diversifles, the furniture industry remains a vital part of our manufacturing base. In terms of existing talent, infrastructure and resources, you simply won’t find a better place to locate or expand a wood products company:

  • One of the highest percentages of wood related workers in the U.S.
  • Multi-generational experience in woodworking processes
  • A deep pool of production and supervisory talent
  • Low operating and labor related costs
  • Low energy, real estate and construction costs
  • Abundant wood resources
  • Wood industry support services throughout the county and region
  • Proximity to regional markets, numerous trucking carriers
  • Upholstery Institute at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
  • 30 minutes to Appalachian State University (ASU)
  • ASU North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies in Hickory
  • NC State University Cooperative and Industrial Extension Services
  • E3 sustainable manufacturing collaboration with NCSU
  • 90 minutes to University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC)

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“The great things about doing business in Caldwell County? Well, there’s the central East Coast location, easy access to major highways, an abundance of skilled, professional and willing-to-work citizens, and lastly, leadership an expanding business can count on. We’re a 3rd generation company, and Caldwell County has supported us every step of the way.”

Keith Johnston Owner/PresidentBruex, Inc.(Wood laminates manufacturer)

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