Leading Pool Manufacturer Announces Corporate Relocation to North Carolina
Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and associated automation systems, will relocate to North Carolina from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. As part of the relocation, jobs will move from New Jersey to an existing Hayward production facility in Clemmons and offices in Charlotte. The Forsyth County facility already employs 850 people, which includes the addition of approximately 100 jobs over the past year.
“This is a strategic decision for Hayward to concentrate all business functions in North Carolina to improve collaboration, decision-making and customer service,” said CEO Kevin Holleran. “New Jersey has been a wonderful home to our company over the decades and we will always appreciate our heritage. Expanding our presence in North Carolina will move us closer to critical growth markets for our products and create easier access to connect with our customers, distributors and channel partners in the rapidly growing outdoor living category.”
Hayward evaluated multiple relocation sites before determining North Carolina best fit the interests of the company. A number of different entities, including the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Forsyth County Government, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc., Mecklenburg County and Forsyth County, provided valuable support and assistance for this strategic decision.
Relocation will begin in summer 2021 and be largely complete by spring 2022.