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New York company to spend $25 million on Concord plant, Durham facility

A New York company that makes paving stones and retaining walls plans to spend $25 million on a manufacturing plant in Concord and a distribution yard in Durham.

Nicolock Paving Stones says construction on the plant will begin later this year, and the distribution yard will open in May.

The two locations will have between 25 and 30 employees combined, said Jeremy Mustchler, director of marketing and advertising.

The manufacturing plant will be 53,000 square feet and is located on 25 acres. The distribution yard, originally scheduled for Raleigh, is on 2 acres.

The manufacturing plant is expected to open in late 2025. It is located at the site of a former Philip Morris plant.

“Expanding our manufacturing and distribution footprint in North Carolina allows us to bring innovative hardscape solutions to more customers across the state and more jobs to the Concord and Cabarrus County communities,” said CEO Roberto Nicolia in a statement.

“We also pledge to source our materials locally when possible — reducing transportation emissions and supporting local businesses,” he added.

The company makes paving stones and retaining walls for a wide variety of outdoor living items, from outdoor kitchens to fire pits.

The company is headquartered in Lindenhurst, New York, and it has manufacturing locations in Sparta, New Jersey, North Haven, Connecticut, and Frederick, Maryland.

The Maryland plant currently is where it services customers in Virginia and Tennessee, says Mutschler. Those customers will be served by the new North Carolina location.

Nicolock, which was founded in 1959, has about 400 employees total. It’s a division of Nicolia Industries, which also makes ready-mix concrete.

Chris Roush
Chris Roush
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