Log home producer to add workers
BY COREY DAVIS
Saturday, May 5, 2018
A Twin Counties manufacturer recognized as one of the country’s biggest log home producer and building companies recently announced plans to expand its workforce at its plant in the Battleboro community.
The family-owned business known as eLogHomes, which has been in operation since 2009 and is known as a market leader in designing, manufacturing and building affordable log homes nationally and internationally, will be adding 20 new jobs this year at its existing facility at 7310 Tyler Run.
Norris Tolson, CEO and president of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, praised eLogHomes for its efforts to continue to do business in the Twin Counties and help grow the local economy.
“We are pleased when companies commit to expand in our community,” Tolson said. “A project like this one is important for our citizens and our local economy. eLogHomes is committed to hiring local citizens for their newly created job openings and that is the key to the economic impact of an expansion project. We will continue to assist our existing industries. It is their presence in the community that helps our economy grow and (provides) good jobs for our citizens.”
According to a release, eLogHomes also recently invested more than a million dollars in facilities and equipment. Company officials said they look forward to hiring local talent from Eastern North Carolina, primarily from the Rocky Mount, Battleboro, Nashville, Wilson and Roanoke Rapids areas for national executive level sales, customer service, drafting positions and log home mill workers.
Officials added the expansion at the existing Battleboro facility will accomodate the company’s rapid national growth and help meet growing demand for its log home products and building services.
Richard Spoor, president and CEO of eLogHomes, said the company focuses on local acquisition and workforce training by giving local, high-level applicants an opportunity to join a rapidly growing national company offering great benefits, health and retirement plan options to employees.
“Because of the turn in the economic environment, we have consistently grown in a competent manner and will continue to push hard to acquire top-notch local talent to service our national market,” Spoor said. “Our decision to expand was bolstered by the energized business environment in the Rocky Mount region and the national market’s response to the current administration’s improving economy.”
In addition to Battleboro, eLogHomes has a log-home super center location in Saugerties, N.Y.