March 9, 2020
Lawrence Industries Expands, Receives $230,000 Grant
Thomasville, NC – Lawrence Industries and the Randolph County EDC announce an expansion to Lawrence Industries in Thomasville. The expansion will add 15,000 square feet to the company’s facilities, creating additional manufacturing space to meet rising customer demand. The project will also result in the creation of at least 29 new jobs at the company.
On February 20, Randolph County was awarded a $230,000 NC Commerce Building Reuse Grant by the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority to assist with the Lawrence Industries expansion project. Total investment in the project, including the expansion and new equipment, is projected to be $2,675,000.
The Lawrence Industries expansion project is necessary to accommodate the increased demand that is shifting production back to the USA. The addition will house mixing and material storage, allowing for up to sixteen new machines to be added to the current production area. Lawrence Industries is committed to retaining its current workforce of 50 full-time employees and adding 29 new jobs related to the expansion. The expansion will generate opportunities for tool and die makers, injection molding processors, maintenance personnel, and general operation personnel.
“Local and State officials have been very helpful in supporting our efforts here in the State of North Carolina and, in particular, Randolph County,” stated Barry Lawrence, President of Lawrence Industries, Inc. “This is a wonderful environment for manufacturing. It shows how people working together can make things happen.”
“Randolph County is pleased to partner with Lawrence Industries on this expansion project,” stated Darrell Frye, Chairman of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners. “This type of collaboration speaks well of the county’s friendly business environment and our interest in the success of our companies. We are very happy to see this growth at Lawrence Industries and the county is here to help in any way we can.”
Lawrence Industries is a leader in the design, tooling, and production of high-performance American-made composite window hardware. The company has been in operation for over forty years and has been focused on non-metal window hardware since 2004. Lawrence Industries has experienced substantial growth due to demand for the company’s domestically manufactured parts. The company supplies a diverse mix of window manufacturers of all sizes. More information about the company, its product lines, and its capabilities can be found at www.lawrenceindustriesinc.com
The Randolph County Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit organization that works with industrial clients in the county. The EDC’s mission is to support a growing healthy economy so that local residents have diverse quality job opportunities through the attraction of new businesses to the area and the retention and expansion of existing business and industry.