Company to open plant in Mount Airy, hire 140

  • Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:02 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:03 a.m.

MOUNT AIRY (AP) A company that makes household, automotive and other cleaning products plans to hire 140 people to work in the manufacturing facility it plans to establish in a former furniture plant in Mount Airy.

Awesome Products owner L.D. Hardas said Friday that he hopes the plant will eventually employ at least 300 people.

Hardas’ company is investing about $22 million in the venture, which includes buying the 540,000-square-foot Bassett Furniture plant and retooling it.

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