Global Construction Materials Maker Will Create at Least 51 Jobs
May 8, 2018 (Wilmington, N.C.)
National Gypsum Company will re-open its Wilmington production facility, investing $25 million over the next five years in new infrastructure and equipment, and creating at least 51 jobs at salaries averaging $57,000 per year.
"We expect to have the plant operational by the end of the year," said Tom Nelson, chief executive officer of National Gypsum, which is headquartered in Charlotte. The plant will support the company's production of specialty gypsum board, including its family of PURPLE mold- and moisture-resistant products. "Wilmington will allow us to increase capacity as the construction industry continues to build momentum," Nelson said.
The privately-held company is the nation's second largest producer of gypsum wallboard and a leading supplier of interior finishing products and cement board to buyers in the construction industry. Its plant on Sunnyvale Drive in Wilmington operated from 1979 through 2009, when the global financial meltdown dramatically slowed residential and commercial construction, forcing National Gypsum to idle its Wilmington operation.