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Eagle Carports buys former Spencer’s Inc. building

October 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Eagle Carports Inc., a privately held North Carolina corporation with its headquarters’ offices just north of Surry County in Cana, Va., has purchased 132,200-square-foot plant formerly owned by Spencer’s Inc. along U.S. 52 at Arlington Street in Mount Airy.

According to The Mount Airy News, in an Oct. 16 story citing county records, Eagle Carports Inc. paid $700,000 for 9.5 acres and the Spencer’s No. 4 building, a former manufacturing facility and warehouse, valued for tax purposes at $790,610. The replacement cost for the building is $3.4 million on Surry County tax records.

Tim Gammons, Eagle Carports’ general manager, told the newspaper it’s premature to say what operations will be housed in the building. Gammons said he expects the facility will be used to expand the company’s production and distribution system.

Eagle Carports operates a sales, distribution and installation network spanning 30 states. It has manufacturing facilities in Cana, Va.; Dickson, Tenn.; Nacogdoches and Amarillo, Texas; Clovis, N.M.; and Gulfport, Miss.

Gabriel and Alicia Torres founded Eagle Carports in 1997.

The company’s competitors include two carport manufacturers and distributors already based in Surry County. Those firms are T-N-T Carports at Dobson and Carolina Carports in Mount Airy.

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