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U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx tours ECMD, Inc.

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., September 6, 2023 — North Wilkesboro-based ECMD, Inc. welcomed Representative Virginia Foxx to its Wilkesboro, NC manufacturing facility. During her visit Representative Foxx saw firsthand how the dedicated employees of ECMD make finger joint decorative mouldings, architectural boards and stair parts that go into new and remodeled homes.

“We are honored today to welcome Representative Foxx to our world class manufacturing facility to meet with our employee owners and see the high quality products they produce.”, said Kelly Hendrix, president and CEO of ECMD, Inc. “As we continue to build a world class employee experience, where our employee owners share in the financial success through 100% stock ownership, Representative Foxx’s leadership in Washington is critical as she continues to advocate for ESOP companies, prioritize education in our region to develop skills and leadership for the next generation, as well as supports investment in Wilkes and surrounding counties to retain hometown talent and young families.”

During a company forum, Representative Foxx was able to meet with over 70 employees to share her priorities as Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. As employees asked Congresswoman Foxx various questions, she emphasized that being 100% employee owned, ECMD employees have an opportunity to impact how well the company performs and to share in the financial success they help create.