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Cabinetmaker Expands in W. Va.


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) – A prominent cabinet manufacturer plans to add 80 full-time jobs and invest $30 million at its West Virginia facility.
     American Woodmark Corp. announced this week it will expand its South Branch manufacturing center in Moorefield in Hardy County.
     The publicly traded company plans to add 100,000 square feet and boost the site’s employment to 655 workers.
     American Woodmark expects expansion to be complete by fall 2015.
     Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette says the company qualified for a $700,000 forgivable loan for site assistance. Other tax incentives are possible.
     Company President and COO Cary Dunston said confidence in the housing market recovery factored into the decision.
     The  company operates nine manufacturing facilities and nine service centers nationwide.
It’s based in Winchester, Virginia.