Door giant Masonite announces new South Carolina plant, 200 jobs
July 20, 2021 | 1:52 pm CDT
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FORT MILL, S.C. - Masonite, the tenth-largest woodworking company in North America, will open a few manufacturing plant in Fort Mill, South Carolina - adding more than 200 jobs.

The door manufacturer said the 370,000-square-foot facility will produce doors for the North American residential market. Masonite picked the location because of its local workforce and its proximity to suppliers and customers.

“The new plant’s location is ideally suited from a logistics standpoint to service some of our strongest markets,” Masonite President and CEO Howard Heckes said in the announcement. “Leveraging state-of-the-art equipment and our Mvantage operating system, our Fort Mill facility will be a safe and efficient addition to our manufacturing network.”

The plant will be ready for operation early next year with an initial workforce of 220 employees. Hiring is set to begin soon.

The Florida-based Masonite saw an estimated $1.58 billion in sales in 2020. The company runs 13 manufacturing plants and employs more than 10,000 workers.

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