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Gat Creek to expand domestic plant

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – Solid wood case goods manufacturer Gat Creek is expanding its plant here by a third, a project that will allow for 75{afa52d6733b09333284c8e547a1e74a226467be998683cd3db655b6cf6fad124} growth in production capacity when operational next December.

The company said it is adding 30,000 square feet to its existing 100,000-square-foot plant, a project that will represent a roughly $4 million investment in construction and new finishing and woodworking equipment.

The company also is in the process of hiring another 24 workers, which would bring its total to about 160.

Company CEO Gat Caperton said the project has been driven by a surge in orders during the second half, which has occurred in response to demand for its domestically produced line of bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture.

During the third quarter alone, the company had a 40{afa52d6733b09333284c8e547a1e74a226467be998683cd3db655b6cf6fad124} increase in orders from the same time last year. Orders are projected to increase 25{afa52d6733b09333284c8e547a1e74a226467be998683cd3db655b6cf6fad124} in

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