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10/13/2021 7:17:00 AM
McCreary Modern Expanding In Maiden

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


McCreary Modern, a private-label manufacturer of residential furniture, has announced plans to expand the company’s Maiden manufacturing campus with a new 80,000 square foot centralized sewing operation. 

McCreary Modern currently operates six plants in Catawba and Caldwell counties, making furniture including upholstered chairs, sofas, sectionals, occasional chairs and exposed wood pieces.  The new construction is in addition to planned expansions underway at the company’s nearby Maiden framing plant and woodworking plant in Lenoir. The two expansions and new sewing facility are expected to add 100 jobs to McCreary Modern’s 1000-employee workforce.
 
“McCreary Modern’s physical growth is in large response to the demand for our products,” said company president Rick Coffey. “The growth has been in the works for several years as our business has steadily increased, but the demand over the past 18 months for our benchmade furniture has been unprecedented, quickening the pace and growing the scale of these expansion plans.” 

The new building is being built next to the company’s existing fabric storage, automated cutting, and sewing facility on US321-business in Maiden. Once completed in the third quarter of 2022, the company’s expanded sewing department will locate in the new facility, while fabric storage and automated fabric cutting will grow in the existing space. “This period of thoughtful, but rapid growth represents one of the largest investment periods for the company in its entire 35-year history,” said Coffey.
              
The growth of one of the community’s largest employers is welcome news to Town of Maiden officials. “I am excited and thankful for McCreary Modern,” said Mayor Max Bumgarner, Jr.  “They have been a great corporate citizen employing many of our residents and supporting the Town of Maiden for over 30 years. We need a strong business community in order for our town to be prosperous – Maiden and McCreary Modern are forever bound together in our success.”
 
“We are always happy and excited to see our industrial and commercial businesses doing well within our community,” added Mayor Pro-Tem Danny Hipps. "The growth of businesses like McCreary Modern offer our citizens high-quality job opportunities nearby, while also expanding the town’s tax base and electrical usage, allowing us to maintain the area’s lowest tax rate and improving utilization of our electrical grid.” 
 
As McCreary Modern’s footprint grows, so has the company’s commitment to retain, recruit and train some of the industry’s best furniture artisans.  “When Bob and Michele McCreary started the company years ago, they established a culture based on a simple premise – treat everyone like family,” said Coffey. “We want every single employee at McCreary Modern to have a safe, engaging, satisfying and rewarding career. 

"McCreary Modern boasts one of the most comprehensive benefit packages in the region--offering everything from free healthcare for employees/spouses through two on-site nurse practitioners and accompanying pharmacy to paid seniority bonuses or gas cards for employees with at least two decades of experience. As we look toward the future and undergo this significant series of expansions, we are extremely proud that we maintain those original values set forth by Bob and Michele, and continue to build a company that produces furniture of the highest-quality made by the best craftspeople in the industry.”
 
Interested applicants can apply for immediate openings via the company’s hiring website: www.mccrearymodern.com. 


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