Hamlin starts construction on new plant
Rain shortened the ceremony, sending attendees to a nearby agricultural center, where Hamlin hosted a luncheon for local officials.
The plant will produce round, oval and rectangular duct and fittings. Company officials said the new plant will help Hamlin better compete in the local market and increase capacity at its North Carolina facilities in Benson and Garner.
This month marks Hamlin's 50th year in business.