Manufacturing Company comes to Reidsville


Merchant 1 Manufacturing                               City of Reidsville
C.B. Lawrence, President                                Jeff Garstka, Economic Development (336) 580-1873                                                    (336) 347-2307                                     

     Merchant 1 Manufacturing has announced a new location in Reidsville after purchasing a vacant property at 1203 Freeway Drive. The company is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom engineered paint booths, media booths, welding booths, and powder coating booths.  Merchant 1 Manufacturing will initially employ approximately 22 employees at the location and will invest approximately $40,000 in facility upgrades and equipment. A ribbon cutting hosted by the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce will take place at the new facility on June 23 at 11:30 a.m.
     “We are excited to be moving our operations to Reidsville and look forward to working with the community to be a good corporate citizen,” said company president C. B. Lawrence. “Our business has experienced steady growth recently and our need for an expanded footprint played a major part in our decision to relocate our manufacturing and distribution center as well as our sales and marketing operations. We are looking forward to continued success.”
     Merchant 1 Manufacturing manufactures and distributes spray booths built with UL and CSA-approved components and all of their designs are manufactured in accordance with OSHA, NFPA33, NEC and BOCA industry standards. All of the company’s paint and spray booths are constructed of Premium 18 gauge G-90 galvanized steel to provide a longer life span for the customer.
     “We are thrilled to have Merchant 1 Manufacturing in Reidsville, adding to an already thriving industrial base in our community,” says Reidsville Mayor Jay Donecker. “The City of Reidsville prides itself on being a business friendly and welcoming community for both new businesses and existing businesses already operating here. We appreciate the company’s investment and job creation in the City and look forward to working closely with them on future expansion plans.”
     “We welcome Merchant 1 Manufacturing to Rockingham County as they are another example of the type of industrial business we see showing interest in our County,” says Jan Critz, executive director of the Rockingham County Economic Development office. “We know that projects such as this one are very competitive, and we believe our County has a great story to tell to other companies interested in doing business here.”
     Merchant 1 Manufacturing sells its products through a network of online sources by taking direct customer orders for manufactured products or by acting as a supplier and distributor of other manufacturer components and systems. Products can be found at the company’s website at