McCreary Modern, Lockhart recognized at Caldwell Economic Development Celebration

From Caldwell County Economic Development Reports

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Furniture manufacturer McCreary Modern received the 2017 Industry of the Year Award during the 21st annual Caldwell County EDC celebration at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.

In operation since 1986 and employing more than 1,000 people in Catawba and Caldwell counties, McCreary Modern has thrived as a private label manufacturer for retailers such as Crate and Barrel, Room & Board, and Arhaus.

Founded by Bob and Michele McCreary, the company has been previously lauded for its advanced manufacturing leadership and the implementation of an employee stock ownership plan that gifted employees with 30 percent of the business.

The McCrearys also have been generous contributors to numerous charitable endeavors including the McCreary Cancer Center in Lenoir, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, Habitat for Humanity, Bob McCreary’s alma mater Wake Forest University, and the Town of Hudson, where Bob McCreary was raised.

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