September 13, 2019
RICHMOND COUNTY OFFICIALS WELCOME VAUGHAN BUCKLEY CONSTRUCTION TO HAMLET
Modular Construction Company Establishes North Carolina Roots
Hamlet, N.C.–June 17, 2019. Vaughan Buckley Construction, a full-service construction management company that supplies the region with consultation, construction management, modular component sales, and logistics for the modular building industry, will establish a plant site in Hamlet that will expand their ever-growing footprint. The company plans to invest over $12 million in the facility over the next three years, which will bring 130 new jobs to the area over that time period.
“We are very excited to welcome Vaughan Buckley Construction to the community,” said Kenneth Robinette, chairman of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners. “As one of America’s fastest growing companies, we are honored that Vaughan Buckley has chosen Hamlet as an area to expand, and are very excited for the new jobs that it will create in the community.”
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. and founded in 2009, Vaughan Buckley Construction is a national leader in modular construction. The company facilitates the collaboration of all engineering and architectural details before the manufacturing stage. Because of this, Vaughan Buckley Construction is innovating and shaping construction itself with creative solutions at every stage of the building process — from initial brainstorming to seeing a project through to completion. For additional information, visit www.vaughanbuckley.com
The North Carolina State Economic Investment Committee is expected to award a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) to JB Hamlet, LLC. This new company will operate a manufacturing facility in Hamlet under the name ‘VBC | Manufacturing – Hamlet.’ The company is owned by Vaughan Buckley and other investors. The company is taking over and will expand a facility currently run by Ritz-Craft, which previously served as a supplier to VBC. 70 jobs from the Ritz-Craft operation must be retained as a condition of today’s JDIG award.
“Getting the opportunity to grow with an existing group of dedicated workers, to create the factory of the future together, is an amazing opportunity,” said Vaughan Buckley, VBC’s owner and president. “Having these resources in place allows our company to simultaneously focus on its core values, while also looking towards the future of this factory and the industry as a whole.”
This announcement represents Richmond County’s second Economic Development Announcement this year, following Impact Plastics expansion of their Hamlet Plant in April.“When companies like Vaughn Buckley choose Richmond County, it’s a great thing for the community,” said Richmond County Commissioner Dr. Rick Watkins. “It’s incredible to continue to bring jobs to the area, and we feel it speaks very well to the spirit of Richmond County when the area continues to grow like it has.
About Richmond County:
Located in North Carolina’s southern Piedmont, Richmond County offers businesses and residents easy access to the very best the state has to offer. Interstates 73 and 74 provide convenient access to major metro area, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Only minutes away is the fabled Village of Pinehurst, site of the US Open Golf Championships for both men and women in 2014. Richmond County is home of the Rockingham Motor Speedway -- better known as “The Rock” to generations of NASCAR fans.
Richmond County’s Economic Development Office offers confidential site selection services to manufacturers, location advisors, industrial realtors and other businesses.