Crate & Barrel will be moving its warehouse and distribution center from the Lincoln County Industrial Park to a new building to be constructed in Newton.
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One might say Lincoln & Catawba counties have exchanged industries.
Euromarket Designs, Inc., an Illinois corporation, doing business as Crate and Barrel, plans to develop a new 736,000 square foot regional warehouse and distribution center in Newton. The company intends to invest $38.5 million in constructing and equipping the facility and create 150 jobs by the end of 2022 on a 69-acre site in front of the Target distribution center on Highway 10.
Crate & Barrel currently has its local warehouse and distribution center in the Industrial Park north of Lincolnton, where it employs about 75 people. It's expected that most of those will make the move to the new location when it opens. That, of course, won't be right away.
“We’re incredibly excited about this move,” said Tim Stover, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Crate and Barrel. “We're always looking for ways to innovate and build for the future. Our Newton facility will streamline order fulfillment for customers and accelerate our sustainability commitments as a company.”
“Catawba County’s continued economic growth is one of our top priorities," said Randy Isenhower, chair of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners. “Crate & Barrel joins a long list of companies who are benefitting from Catawba County’s desirable distribution location. We welcome their commitment to creating jobs for our talented workforce that will further strengthen our local economy.”
Local incentives will be considered for the project at public hearings by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and Newton City Council.
While that move is from Lincoln to Catawba County, Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks, which had operated on highway 150 east of highway 16 in Catawba County, celebrated its Grand Opening at its new location off highway 16-business north of Denver in Lincoln County on Friday September 11th.
The date was chosen because it was also the anniversary of the tragic September 11, 2001 tragedy that cost many firefighters their lives in New York City. The event included multiple recognitions of those heroes who lost their lives in the biggest terrorist attack ever in the US.
Fire departments from all across North Carolina and Tennessee made the trip to Denver for the event.