Lincolnton is Back in the Furniture Business
Lincolnton, NC: After months of research planning and preparation Lincolnton Furniture Company is ready to put their plan into place. Through a collaborative effort between a familiar family name to the furniture industry, Bruce Cochrane, President and CEO along with Phillip Null, Vice President of Manufacturing and Bruce Hric, Chief Financial Officer, Lincolnton Furniture Company is becoming a reality.
Lincolnton Furniture will occupy the former Cochrane Furniture facility with plans to employ 120 to 150 workers, many of which were former employees of Cochrane Furniture. The company will feature a state of the art furniture wood working technology and finishing system in the Lincolnton facility and specialize in bedroom and dinning furniture.
Bruce Cochrane, President and CEO says, “Lincolnton Furniture Company will be a desirable community addition as a place to work with competitive wages, in a safe environment, utilizing skilled American craftsmen”.
“I am very happy to have Lincolnton Furniture opening here in Lincolnton. Bruce Cochrane’s enthusiasm and skills in the furniture industry are going to benefit the company and the many fine furniture workers here in Lincolnton. We are looking forward to the company’s great success!” says, Mayor John Gilleland Jr.
Lincoln Economic Development Association Chairman, Tom Anderson, “We are pleased and encouraged by this return of furniture manufacturing to Lincoln County and the additional job opportunities this represents. We appreciate the investors and management that have taken the risk to bring this new business to Lincoln County and are pleased that they chose Lincoln County for this venture.”
Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) was contacted by Bruce Cochrane in early 2011 who wanted to share his vision and plan and ask for any assistance available. LEDA began helping by contacting the current owner of the former Cochrane Furniture facility to set up a tour with representatives of the future furniture company and secure the facility. LEDA also assisted with local incentives presenting to the board of commissioner and city council, both incentives were approved unanimously.
Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial and office development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County. LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an enhancement of the standard of living by creating more and better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County and an increased and diversified tax base to provide needed community services. The organization’s goals include retention and expansion of existing business; attraction of diversified base industries, improvement of the overall business climate within Lincolnton and Lincoln County and growing stage 2 entrepreneurial companies.