Champion Homes will close its Carolina Building Solution plant in Salisbury, North Carolina in March, and consolidate it with its facility in Lillington, NC 80 miles to the east. Some of the 93 employees may relocate to Lillington depending upon how many are needed, but Salisbury Plant Manager Jeff Mooring said he does not know how many positions will be open or created, according to salisburypst.com. In operation 17 years, the Salisbury plant produces modular homes, and notched sales of $14 million last year. “Yesterday, we informed our Salisbury employees, as well as our retailers and trade partners, that we would be consolidating operations into our Lillington plant with a targeted date of March 14,” CEO Jack Lawless wrote Tuesday in a memo to employees. Lawless says over the next 60 days Champion staff will work with employees to help them find other positions or remain with the company. Jack Mooring tells MHProNews, “A lot of them are very talented people, and we would like to hang on to their knowledge and talent.
In 2012 the Salisbury plant manufactured a home for the House United Project, bringing together Democrats and Republicans during their nominating conventions in Charlotte and Tampa to each work on one half of the home. The two halves were “united” in Charlotte, NC and donated to a military veteran.
(Photo credit: Champion Homebuilders–modular home)