Design Foundry to invest $3.1 million in Hickory plant

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Design Foundry will locate in the former Baker Furniture Building in Hickory, investing $3.133 million and creating 202 jobs (Catawaba EDC_

Furniture maker Design Foundry plans to invest more than $3.1 million in a new plant in Hickory, Catawba County, Gov. Roy Cooper has announced.

The company will partner with Illinois-based Crate and Barrel, and the state has awarded the firm a grant worth as much as $1.5 million to create 202 jobs over the next five years, the news release said.

The company plans to manufacture upholstered furniture in partnership with a major furniture and home goods retailer, the announcement said.


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