The industry expansions continue thanks to the continued health of housing and remodeling markets. The latest company to make the news is Woodgrain, a supplier of doors, windows and moldings. Woodgrain made two major announcements last week. The company is expanding its operations in Georgia, and it acquired Lowe’s Millwork, a door shop in White House, Tenn.

Woodgrain, the largest industrial employer in Lee County, Ga., will invest $10 million in expanding its Woodgrain Millwork manufacturing operations. This expansion in Leesburg will create 150 additional jobs in southwest Georgia, according to Governor Brian Kemp.

“This expansion is a key component of our mission to leverage our vertical integration to deliver premier service and customer driven millwork solutions,” said Cole Wilkinson, plant manager at Woodgrain Millwork. “As a proud member of the Lee County community for over 25 years, we look forward to the opportunities this expansion will provide for members of our communities in southwest Georgia.”

Due to increased product demand, the company will expand its current facility, located at 471 U.S. Highway 82 West in Leesburg, by 156,000 square feet. Expanded operations at Woodgrain Millwork are expected to begin by the third quarter of 2022. New positions will include careers in production, management and maintenance, officials said.

The company also announced last week that it purchased Lowe’s Millwork. Woodgrain says the acquisition increases its position in the Southeast U.S., while further bolstering its millwork and door manufacturing capabilities and presence within Lowe’s home improvement stores across the Southeast and Mid Atlantic. The new door shop location will leverage Woodgrain’s connections to be more competitive in the market.

Based in White House, Tenn., the acquired door shop has been operating since 1989. With the new acquisition, Woodgrain will supply Lowe’s stores with ReliaBilt interior and Therma-Tru Benchmark exterior doors across the Southeast and Mid Atlantic.

“This acquisition furthers our mission of making millwork easy by expanding our product offering and enhancing our vertical integration. We are excited to welcome the highly skilled Lowe’s millwork associates to the Woodgrain family and know they will continue to deliver on our commitment of quality millwork products,” said Todd Dame, president of Woodgrain Distribution.

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