RPM Wood Finishes Group – a collective of furniture industry companies in the wood and fabric coating, finishing and repair business – expects to invest nearly $20 million into a new facility in Guilford County and also create more than 50 new jobs.
The company collective is seeking $177,227 in financial incentives from Guilford County to help fund its expansion, and the Guilford County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote to approve the incentives at the board’s Thursday, Nov. 18 meeting.
RPM Wood Finishes Group has manufacturing operations in Hudson, North Carolina and Westfield, Massachusetts.
The companies in the group are CCI/Finishworks, which makes molding, flooring and coatings for kitchen cabinets and other items; Guardian Protection Products Inc., which offers furniture protection products for various types of upholstery and bedding; Mohawk Finishing Products, which produces wood, leather and vinyl touch-up and repair products; and Morrell’s Wood Finishes, which, as its name suggests, largely provides finishes for wood furniture.
The coming facility is expected to generate $19.7 million in capital investment and create 53 new full-time jobs in Guilford County. The location of the site has not been made public.
When it rains it pours – and that seems to be true of Guilford County these days when it comes to job openings. There are already a lot of job openings in a wide variety of industries across the county, and more jobs are being announced on a regular basis as the local economy both opens up and heats up.
At the Nov. 18 Guilford County commissioners meeting, the commissioners are also expected to approve an incentives package for an aircraft repair and maintenance company that will bring 85 new jobs to the area.
I do not want any children to go without food or decent clothing. Nor, do I want anyone who has lost their job because of Covid or industrial problems to go without food or lose their homes. However, I would like to hear a response from several a families that has been on welfare for five plus years, no job, several children (two which have been born during the three-year Covid shutdown) as to why they are continuing to produce families for others to pay and for the children to suffer. I am not advocating abortion! What has happened to the term and meaning of RESPONSIBILITY for self.
$177 thou of our cash. To bribe another business. Carrots & sticks, govt welfare 101. Only reason for RPM to locate in a business-shakedown County is to collect a bribe. Favoring RPM over other tax-paying businesses in the same type of business located in the county.