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.

Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.