Atlantic Building Components & Services, Inc., a manufacturer of wood trusses and building components for the construction industry, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Robeson County, creating 105 jobs. The company will invest $6 million in Fairmont.
“North Carolina’s rural communities like Robeson County offer many attractive features for modern manufacturers,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a May 5 statement. “Growing companies like Atlantic Building Components know they will find the skilled workers, training programs, and overall business environment they need when they select our state.”
The business established in 1984 and based in Moncks Corner, SC, manufacturers precision-made roof and floor trusses for national and large volume regional builders.
Homebuilders such as Pulte Homes, D.R. Horton, Lennar and Dan Ryan Homes are among Atlantic Building Component’s largest customers. To meet growing market demand, the company’s project in Robeson County will significantly expand the company’s production capacity, establishing two roof truss production lines and two floor truss lines in phase one, along with additional support and materials storage areas, the news release says.
“We are extremely excited to open our newest manufacturing facility in the Town of Fairmont,” Atlantic Building Components president and CEO Jimmy Broach said in the statement. “The minute we visited Fairmont, we knew this was the perfect location for our next facility. We really liked the small-town atmosphere, and its location relative to Raleigh, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, and Charlotte made it ideal. We look forward to being a part of the community.”
The expansion will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee on May 5. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by nearly $221 million. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $1,045,000, spread over 12 years. t.