Photo courtesy of Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. The above photo of company executives was taken before social distancing efforts started.
Cabinet manufacturer GoldenHome International plans a North American headquarters in Concord, investing $86 million and adding 257 jobs over the next five years.
The company, which is the U.S. subsidiary of China-based Xiamen GoldenHome, is looking to hire executives, interior designers, production operators, sales, and IT personnel. The jobs will have an average annual salary of $42,593, and hiring is expected to begin in 2021.
“Even among the current pandemic, this foreign direct investment is strong affirmation of the region’s skilled workforce, affordability, and accessibility and movement of goods and people,” said Charlotte Regional Business Alliance CEO and President Janet LaBar, in a press release.
The state’s Economic Investment Committee approved a 12-year Job Development Investment Grant for the new headquarters, worth as much as $1.1 million. It is based on meeting hiring goals.
GoldenHome employs more than 4,000 worldwide with its products sold through 2,000 stores.
“During the COVID-19 epidemic, our company is firmly committed to its investment in North Carolina as a way expressing our confidence in U.S. markets, as well as in North Carolina, Cabarrus County and the city of Concord,” said Jianhuai Wen, chairman of Xiamen GoldenHome, in a press release.