Fiberglass door manufacturer Ryan-Al Door Systems, Inc. has received a N.C. Department of Commerce Building Reuse grant for renovations to a Lenoir facility that will bring back manufacturing jobs from China to Caldwell County.
The $44,525 grant comes on the heels of a $150,000 One North Carolina Fund grant announced last week by Gov. Roy Cooper. Both grants were facilitated by the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission.
For the Building Reuse grant, Ryan-Al Door pledged to invest $1.7 million and hire 29 new full-time employees in a two-year period of time, with an average annual wage of more than $39,500, well above Caldwell County’s current average of $34,744 per year. The company’s three-year target will have full-time employment well above 50.
The company, headquartered in Diamond Bar, Calif., plans to bring back its manufacturing operations from Zhejiang, China, and also is looking to move its distribution operations from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Lenoir.