Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Associated Materials, Inc. (AMI) will be expanding its manufacturing operation in Lenoir County. The company plans to create 252 new jobs and invest more than $5 million over the next five years in Kinston.
“Creating new manufacturing jobs across North Carolina has been a priority of my administration’s economic plan. We remain focused on expanding partnerships with existing North Carolina businesses like Associated Materials,” said Governor McCrory. “Kinston and Associated Materials will both benefit greatly from this major expansion.”
Associated Materials Inc. is the parent of several North American manufacturing and distribution operations, including Alside Window Company, one of Kinston’s largest employers. Its products and services serve both the remodeling and new construction markets in the continental United States and Canada, serving the needs of contractors, builders, remodelers and architects. Associated Materials currently employs more than 540 people in North Carolina.
“Governor McCrory and I are working every day to ensure that we’re addressing the needs of our state’s existing manufacturers,” said Secretary Sharon Decker. “Lenoir County’s highly-skilled workforce will be a perfect match for Associated Materials.”
“We are investing in people, training, new equipment and manufacturing capabilities now through the next five years,” said Ondrea Joyner, Senior Human Resources Manager for AMI. “We appreciate the commitment from Lenoir County and the N.C. Community Colleges to assist
with our expansion.”
“Lenoir County has a strong, talented workforce. We welcome Associated Materials’ decision to grow here in Kinston,” said Sen. Louis Pate.
“I am proud that Associated Materials has chosen to expand in Lenoir County,” said Rep. George Graham. “This is a significant step in our efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back home and improve the state’s economy.” Other partners that helped with this project include: the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges, Lenoir County, and the City of Kinston.
For more information about Associated Materials., including job opportunities, visit www.associatedmaterials.com.