McCrory announces CE FoamSolutions expansion

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker on Thursday announced the expansion of CE FoamSolutions LLC in Burke County, a move that will create 20 new jobs and invest nearly $100,000 into the local economy.

“It is great to see one of our existing industries expanding its operations in North Carolina,” McCrory said. “CE FoamSolutions is tied to one of our traditional industries here, and the market is growing not only in our state, but the region, increasing the demand for these materials made in Valdese.”

This could be the first wave of expansion for CE FoamSolutions, which manufactures foam and fiber cushions and padding for furniture. The company would like to expand into other areas of the Southeast. It currently serves North Carolina and Virginia, and employs 17 workers at its Valdese plant.

“North Carolina’s western region continues to see growth among existing employers,” Decker said. “And the next time you buy upholstered furniture, your comfy seat may be thanks to the foam cushions made right here in North Carolina.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce, North Carolina Community Colleges, Western Piedmont Community College, Burke Development Inc., Burke County and the town of Valdese were also involved in landing the expansion.