Charlotte Pipe recently announced it will move its main foundry located in Charlotte, North Carolina to a new location in Oakboro, North Carolina.

“Charlotte Pipe has always been committed to investments that will benefit our associates, our customers and our shareholders,” said Roddey Dowd Jr., Charlotte Pipe’s CEO. “While our current location is providing all stakeholders with a solid platform to deliver outstanding results, a new foundry will allow a more efficient layout of our plant and equipment to give us the flexibility to expand to meet future needs. Our current site simply does not afford the opportunities for growth that we envision for Charlotte Pipe.”

Charlotte Pipe said site work could begin later in 2020, and the new plant could be operating as early as the third quarter of 2023. Charlotte Pipe first opened in Charlotte in 1901. It started on a 55-acre plot at 1128 S. Clarkson Street, and grew to include six more factories in Monroe, North Carolina, Cameron (Texas), Wildwood (Florida), Muncy (Pennsylvania), Huntsville (Alabama) and Cedar City (Utah).