Advanced Manufacturing / Job Creation
Woodwork manufacturer to open distribution facility in Baltimore
By Amanda Winters /
September 09, 2015

Woodgrain Millwork, a family-owned and operated business that is one of the largest millwork operations in the country, has announced plans to open a new distribution center in Baltimore City.

The company – a manufacturer of mouldings and turnings, and distributer of doors, windows, and other woodwork – will locate the new facility near Montgomery Park on Washington Boulevard and supply around 300 home improvement stores on the East Coast. Over the next three years, Woodgrain Millwork plans to hire 65 new full-time employees.

"Baltimore represents an exciting opportunity for Woodgrain Millwork to grow in a supportive, progressive business environment," said Barry Dale, president of Woodgrain Distribution. "The area economic development organizations worked with us throughout the process to ensure this was truly a home run for everyone involved."

To assist the company with establishing operations in Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has approved a $250,000 conditional loan through its Maryland Economic Development Association and Fund (MEDAAF) program.

"Job creation and economic development are our primary focus in Maryland, and welcoming Woodgrain Millwork to our state is a shining example of the progress we are making,"said Governor Larry Hogan. "This is exciting news for Baltimore City, and exactly what my administration wants for Maryland - thriving businesses that provide the citizens of our state with great jobs and opportunity."

Additionally, the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is also providing a $250,000 loan to help the company complete the project.

"We are glad to assist companies interested in growing in Baltimore City and look forward to Woodgrain's continued success," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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