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Fiberglass door maker to open manufacturing facility in Caldwell County

Ryan-AL, Inc., a specialty manufacturer of fiberglass doors, will create 53 jobs and invest $1.7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Caldwell County, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced on April 13. The company will move production back to the United States from China with this decision.

Ryan-AL Door Systems, with headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, makes and distributes a wide variety of fiberglass doors and aluminum framed windows. The company currently manufacturers its products in Zhejiang, China but has recently been seeking a competitive business location in the United States.

“We are extremely excited at the possibilities to bring our fiberglass door factory back to the United States,” Ryan-AL president and CEO Rick Trainor said in a statement.

“This was always part of our master plan from the company’s inception. Although originating our factory in China served a very useful purpose, by allowing us to establish a foothold and our brand in the market, we are to the point where we need American ingenuity and knowhow to move ourselves in various other directions within the fiberglass door market. Landing in Lenoir, North Carolina will be a natural fit with the area’s available skilled labor force. Transitioning from the furniture building sector to constructing fiberglass doors should prove to be a very easy switch and we are anticipating almost immediate results in the door making process.”

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