Jobs open in Seagrove

March 6, 2016

By Greta Lint
Special to The Courier-Tribune

SEAGROVE — An expansion project for H&H Furniture in Seagrove is moving along according to plan and there are still five jobs to be filled.

That was part of a message from Kevin Franklin, manager of Existing Business and Industry Coordinator for the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation. EDC President Bonnie Renfro and Franklin appeared before the town board to give their annual report.

Last year, the town of Seagrove applied for a $100,000 Building Reuse Grant from the N.C. Dept. of Commerce for H&H Furniture Manufacturing Co. Sales had been so strong that owner Ken Hill saw a need to expand to a second building south of town. The grant helped pay for necessary building renovations.

The grant was awarded in December 2014.

Franklin said the project cost $489,000, with the furniture company putting up a $100,000 match.

The grant was tied to employment. H&H Furniture is required to hire 20 people and retain them for six months. So far, 15 people have been hired.

The grant request called for nine upholsterers, nine sewers and two fabric cutters.
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Source: The Courier Tribune