Mitchell County Manufacturer to Expand
Buck Stove has made an agreement with North Carolina artist Bob Timberlake and his retail brand of outdoor living products. In collaboration with Greensboro granite recycling company Earthstone, Buck Stove is also providing the steel components for outdoor granite fire pits and other outdoor living accessories under the Bob Timberland brand.
“Through that relationship we’ve not just been able tap into the Bob Timberlake organization,” said Honeycutt. “But it has just opened crazy doors for us.”
Buck Stove has also expanded its line to pellet stoves after signing an agreement with St. Croix Pellet Stoves to produce the stoves under the Nebraska company’s name.
Honeycutt said St. Croix closed down their pellet stove plants in Waco, Nebraska and have moved all of their operations to Mitchell County.
“Bringing those job opportunities into Mitchell County has been great,” said Honeycutt. “That’s going to allow us to continuing to hire folks, we’ve already been able to hire new people because of that.”
Honeycutt said they expect to add 30-50 sustainable jobs over the course of a three year period.
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