Chinese furniture maker to create 300 jobs in Danville

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DANVILLE — A Chinese furniture maker is bring 300 jobs to Danville, according to a news release from the city of Danville.

According to the Danville Office of Economic Development, GOK International plans to open a headquarters office at Old Belt One in Danville’s River District. The company will also open an assembly plant and showroom at the Cane Creek Shell Building.

GOK International has committed to hiring at least 300 people within three years of the start of operations in the region. 

GOK will also invest $12.5 million in capital investments.

Hiring is expected to begin picking up in early 2013.  The average overall wage is estimated to be $30,000 per year.

GOK International makes office, hotel, and institutional furniture, using high-tech manufacturing techniques to assemble and finish furniture.