Log Home Maker to Expand in Nash County

Posted July 6, 2007 11:06 a.m. EDT
Updated July 6, 2007 12:12 p.m. EDT

— A log home manufacturer plans a $1.8 million expansion in Nash County over the next three years, creating 50 jobs, officials said Friday.

AmerLink Ltd., the parent company of the “In the Woods” brand of log home packages for the residential and commercial markets, will add design and planning staff and telemarketing positions at its headquarters in Battleboro, officials said. The company also has sales centers in New York, Tennessee and Virginia.

The average weekly wage of the new jobs will be $838, plus benefits, officials said. That is about 58 percent more than the Nash County average weekly wage of $531, not including benefits, they said.

“We've sold more than 5,000 homes to date and are recognized as one of the leading log home companies in the country,” AmeriLink Chief Executive John Barth said in a statement. “The decision to expand our Nash County headquarters enables us to provide more jobs for the local work force as we scale the business to meet strong and sustained sales growth.”

AmeriLink was awarded a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund as part of the incentives package used to encourage the expansion, officials said. The grant is contingent on a local match.