Blum announces $16
million North Carolina
Blum Inc. is planning $16 million
in upgrades and new hiring at its
North American headquarters in
Lincoln County, North Carolina,
to help meet growing demand for
its cabinet hardware products.
With 390 employees, Blum is
Lincoln County’s second-largest
employer and plans to hire 15 to
20 workers over the next two years.
The new investment follows a
$4.4 million solar panel installation at the plant, which began
generating electricity last year.
The power generated helps
fuel Blum’s operations and also
provides enough electricity to the
grid to power 300 homes. The
project includes 6,600 solar panels
located on the facility’s roof and
reflects Blum’s commitment to
sustainability, also demonstrated
through industry-leading recycling and conservation programs.
Increased demand has resulted
in a 13 percent increase in revenue
over the last two years at Blum. The
family-owned business employs
nearly 7,000 people worldwide with
annual sales of $1.8 billion.
The company’s $16 million
investment in Lincoln County
includes $7 million for equipment
upgrades that will improve the
speed and efficiency of Blum’s
fully automated warehouse, which
ships high-end cabinet hardware
across the country. Another
$6 million will go toward new
machinery, equipment and tools
used in manufacturing hinges,
drawer runners and lift systems.
The remaining $3 million will pay
for building upgrades.
AGGRESSIVE MACHINING AND
IMPECCABLE FINISHING IN
Excellent finishing results are obtained when machining
raw and painted panels thanks to the wide range of units
provided. The new Eurosystem is the perfect combination of
aggressive rollers with sensitive EPICS electronic sectional