Quality Enclosures to Open New Facility in North Carolina

Quality Enclosures is investing $3.3 million to turn a vacant building in Albemarle, N.C., into a tempering facility, distribution center and national training center. The move will create 65 full-time jobs throughout the next four years.

The new jobs will include entry level to highly skilled positions including roles such as operations manager, oven operators, maintenance workers, water jet operators, polish – miter operators, computer-aided design specialist, robotics manager, programmers, office personnel, shipping – receiving workers and CDL drivers.

“This particular expansion was scheduled to open in 2020, but due to demand for our products we felt it necessary to expedite this plan and open sooner,” says Steve Schwartz, CEO of Quality Enclosures.

The expansion into the Charlotte, N.C., area has been in the works since 2015. The project timeline was moved up in 2017, and the facility is expected to open September 2018.

The facility will produce tempered glass to be used in the company’s shower door products. Its distribution center will service South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The training center will host hands-on training for employees and customers from across the U.S.

“This facility will also be the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest national training center. We will use this facility to support our team members with the newest educational processes, procedures and tools. This facility will also be used to support and train our authorized dealers and their teams,” says Schwartz.

According to Schwartz, the facility will house advanced robotics and enhanced software to hold tight tolerances and provide fast turnaround times. Clients will be able to order, track and receive notifications upon the arrival of their orders.

“The expansion into North Carolina will give us the ability to produce tempered glass with a lower cost and increased safety for our employees,” says Schwartz. “By locating in North Carolina, we will double our tempered glass production, which will be shipped daily to our Tennessee and Georgia shower door manufacturing plants. Without the help of the great state of North Carolina, Stanley County and the City of Albemarle this would not be possible.”

The One North Carolina Fund awarded a performance-based grant of $150,000 to help facilitate Quality Enclosures’ expansion. The fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“We are pleased to welcome Quality Enclosures to Stanly County,” said North Carolina State Senator Tom McInnis in a statement. “These manufacturing and distribution jobs are needed here, and I know our community is ready to hit the ground running and help make this project a success.”

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