Fiberglass company bringing 53 jobs to Caldwell County

Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 5:13 PM EDT
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CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV ) - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that Ryan-AL, Inc., a fiberglass door manufacturing company, will create 53 jobs and invest $1.7 million in Caldwell County.

Based on this decision, the company will move production back to the United States from China, according to a press release from the governor.

Governor Cooper released this statement Thursday:

"North Carolina competes for business with locations around the world. Ryan-AL's choice to move operations from China to North Carolina demonstrates the many advantages our state offers manufacturers of every size."

The company plans to hire administrators, managers, production and operational personnel to support the new facility. Though compensation will vary by position, the average salary for the new jobs will be around $39,887, Cooper says. According to Cooper, this is above the current average annual wage in Caldwell County which is $34,744.

The President and CEO of Ryan-AL Door Systems Rick Trainor released this statement:

"We are extremely excited at the possibilities to bring our fiberglass door factory back to the United States. This was always part of our master plan from the company's inception. Although originating our factory in China served a very useful purpose, by allowing us to establish a foothold and our brand in the market, we are to the point where we need American ingenuity and know-how to move ourselves in various other directions within the fiberglass door market. Landing in Lenoir, North Carolina will be a natural fit with the area's available skilled labor force. Transitioning from the furniture building sector to constructing fiberglass doors should prove to be a very easy switch and we are anticipating almost immediate results in the door making process."

The company will receive a performance-based grant of $150,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, Gov. Cooper says.

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