Drywall manufacturer brings $5 million investment, dozens of jobs to Monroe

MONROE, N.C. — Hamilton Drywall Products, a drywall manufacturing company, will invest $5 million to locate a regional headquarters and production facility in Monroe.

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Governor Roy Cooper announced that this will create 34 jobs in Union County.

“Even during a pandemic, another manufacturer is choosing to expand their operations in North Carolina. Companies like Hamilton Drywall are confident in our workforce and our ability to manage the crisis, making our state a great partner for businesses that are growing,” said Governor Cooper.

Hamilton Drywall Products manufactures a variety of compounds, textures and metal trims that are distributed through dealers and national retailers.

“We look forward to establishing a permanent base of operations in North Carolina and having a positive impact on the Monroe community,” said Mark Hamilton, General Manager of Hamilton Drywall Products. “We are thankful for the state and local support for this project and are excited to invest not only in future growth, but also in the people of Union County.”

Salaries for the operations and management staff will vary, but the average annual salary for all new positions could reach up to $45,059, creating a payroll impact of more than $1.5 million per year. Union County’s overall average annual wage is $44,989.

A performance-based grant of $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Hamilton Drywall Product’s relocation. This grant helps local governments to attract economic investment and create jobs.