LesCare Opens New Factory in North Carolina
Waterbury, CT LesCare Kitchens, Inc., the custom cabinet manufacturer with headquarters in Waterbury, CT, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Statesville, NC, the company announced.
The 310,000-sq.-ft., rail-served facility, which began operations in March, is located on 30 acres of land off highways I-40 and I-77, in Statesville, an area with a large number of unemployed furniture workers, according to LesCare CEO James Lestorti.
The new factory, Lestorti explained, is a completely renovated building, on which work began last August.
LesCare officials and local contractors "were very successful in keeping a project of this magnitude on track and on time," Lestorti said. "The clean-up was the largest part of the project, and we knocked that out first. Everything from alarm systems, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, docks and doors needed tweaking. If it weren't for the LesCare employees and contractors in the community that we hired, the renovation process could not have happened so quickly and smoothly. Everyone needs to be thanked beyond the expression of words. All of our needs and wants have been met," he added.
According to LesCare officials, the new factory will enable the cabinet manufacturer to expand its product lines and increase its speed to market. The facility also includes a showroom and training center, the company noted.
"The equipment in the new facility is second to none," Lestorti said. "All cutting-edge equipment has been assembled under one roof to produce state-of-the-art cabinetry."