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Celebrate Burke Biz

On Thursday November 10, BDI staff, along with elected officials from the Town of Hildebran and Burke County, honored the employees of Adden Furniture with “Celebrate Burke Business”. The purpose of Celebrate Burke Business is to support and promote existing business and industry in Burke County. A key parameter of BDI’s overall strategy is to partner with existing businesses and industries to ensure continued success and longevity in Burke County. Adden Furniture opened its Burke County facility five years ago and produces products for the education, military and healthcare markets. The company focuses on making easy to repair room furniture, tables, chairs, wood framed and fully upholstered lounge seating. Bill Barlow, Vice President of Manufacturing, congratulated the team on their success and asked them to ‘look around’ as the number of employees has almost doubled in the last year from approximately 65 employees to 125. Barlow said this demonstrates the success of everyone working hard and working together. Wayne Abele, Burke County Commission Chairman, offered his appreciation to the team members of Adden and thanked them for their investment and work in Burke County. Town of Hildebran Mayor Karen Robinson echoed his remarks and thanked Adden for their presence and ongoing efforts to sustain and create good jobs in Hildebran. BDI would like to thank the Burke County Chamber and Domino’s Pizza for helping to make these events possible!      


Burke Development Incorporated, BDI, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization supported by private and public funding that is charged with accelerating economic growth in Burke County. BDI works with industry leaders, site selection consultants, existing businesses, government agencies and other entities to promote growth, innovation and sustainability in Burke County. For more information about BDI visit www.BurkeDevInc.com.

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