FACTORY BEING SET BY FLOORING SUPPLIER

THOMASVILLE, NC - Unilin Flooring, which entered the U.S. market in 2001, is nearing completion of the first phase of construction on a 1.1-million-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility here, the Belguim-based laminated flooring manufacturer has announced.

Measuring 600,000 sq. ft., the first phase of construction was expected to be completed last month, according to the company, which currently operates a 75,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and sales and marketing division nearby, as well as a distribution warehouse in Lexington, NC.

The plant will employ more than 300 people, the company further noted.

Unilin Flooring NC is a division of the Unilin Group, the manufacturer of "Uniclic" glueless products, including laminate flooring.

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