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Blum Announces Expansion to its Lincoln County Facility

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blum Announces Expansion to its Lincoln County Facility

Blum to invest more than $22 million, over the next two years, in machinery and expansion.

Lincolnton, NC,  June 4th 2018 “ Lincoln County existing industry, Blum Inc., is planning to invest $22,506,000 in new equipment and facility expansion over the next two years,” said John Dancoff with Lincoln Economic Development Association. Dancoff presented a request to the county commissioners on Monday, June 4th   to grant Blum tax incentives based upon the county’s Industrial Incentive Grant Program. Upon the commissioner’s approval of the request, the County will provide $93,338 per year in grants for a five-year period after the completion of the project and the total twenty two million dollar investment is made. The grant total is calculated to be $466,690.

Cabinet hardware manufacturer Blum, Inc. announced a new set of investments for expansions at their US headquarters. Blum will be investing in infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and personnel over the course of the next two years. The expansion will increase warehouse capacity by 70%, supporting the company’s commitment to better serve customer needs.

 

Two separate additions will be built in phases. Initially, a 16,000 square-foot addition to the east side of the building will create more space for receiving raw materials, and staging orders for customers before shipping. Additionally, a new office space for shipping and receiving personnel will be constructed.

A separate 46,000 square-foot expansion to the north side of the building will enlarge the automated high-bay warehouse for finished goods and components. These expansions will allow for greater efficiency and increased capabilities to better respond to specialty orders and requests.

“We have continued expanding our efforts in the United States for more than forty years. These expansions to our facility ensure that we continue to provide excellent customer service in addition to showing our commitment to manufacturing in the US,” said Karl Rudisser, CEO, President of Blum, Inc.

Dr. Jim Watson, Lincoln Economic Development’s board chair congratulated the company, “Blum first came to Lincoln County in 1979. Since that time they have been a tremendous corporate citizen that has grown in investments and workforce numerous times. This most recent announcement is great news and is an example of their continued success and commitment to our area.”

Mr. Bill Beam, chair of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners added, “Blum has been a  great partner with Lincoln County and we look forward to supporting them as they grow with our county.”

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