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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Woodgrain Millwork to Open Distribution Facility in Baltimore City, Create 65 Jobs

Hogan Administration, City Officials Welcome One of the Country’s Largest Woodwork Manufacturers
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Woodgrain Millwork, a family-owned and operated business that is one of the largest millwork operations in the country, has announced plans to open a new distribution center in Baltimore City. The company – a manufacturer of mouldings and turnings, and distributor of doors, windows, and other woodwork – will locate the new facility near Montgomery Park on Washington Boulevard and supply about 300 home improvement stores on the East Coast. Over the next three years, Woodgrain Millwork plans to hire 65 new full-time employees.

“Job creation and economic development are our primary focus in Maryland, and welcoming Woodgrain Millwork to our state is a shining example of the progress we are making,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “This is exciting news for Baltimore City, and exactly what my administration wants for Maryland  thriving businesses that provide the citizens of our state with great jobs and opportunity.”

To assist the company with establishing operations in Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has approved a $250,000 conditional loan through its Maryland Economic Development Association and Fund (MEDAAF) program. Additionally, the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is also providing a $250,000 loan to help the company complete the project.

“Baltimore represents an exciting opportunity for Woodgrain Millwork to grow in a supportive, progressive business environment. We look forward to bringing new jobs to the city, while working alongside the many other industry leaders who call Baltimore home,” said Barry Dale, president of Woodgrain Distribution. “The area's economic development organizations worked with us throughout the process to ensure this was truly a home run for everyone involved.”

“The City of Baltimore and the BDC are thrilled that Woodgrain selected Montgomery Park as the location for their new distribution center,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “The site is conveniently located for the company to provide support to key retail locations, as well as being in the Enterprise and Focus area. We are glad to assist companies interested in growing in Baltimore City and look forward to Woodgrain’s continued success.”

Woodgrain Millwork began in 1954 as “Dame Moulding and Lumber Company” before moving its corporate offices from Utah to Idaho in 1969. The Baltimore distribution center will be a part of the Woodgrain Distribution Division, which serves large retail and wholesale building materials companies. Woodgrain Distribution has seven distribution centers covering 20 states.


Anonymous said...

The mayor will take full credit for this , as she should. She has done wonders for the city of Baltimore . I give her my blessings as she moves forward in her quest to improve the standard of negro living. Hogan had nothing to do with this venture , it has been in the making for a couple of years. This will give some of the lower level blacks in Baltimore a chance to be employed and redeem themselves of the violence and rioting .

Anonymous said...

It's going to take more than getting a JOB to "redeem themselves" of the violence and rioting...

Anonymous said...

A bold move for a company to make. Let's revisit this story in five years.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and see where they relocated to...