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25 Mar: Best Diamond Packaging, LLC to Extend Lease for another 15 Years and Invest $10,000,000 in Lenoir County

Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that Best Diamond Packaging, LLC will be extending its operations in Lenoir County for at least another 15 years. This lease includes two options to extend for an additional five years. The lease also includes a right to expand up to 55,000 square feet in order to accommodate additional production capacity. The Company will invest over $10,000,000 and create 6 new jobs in Kinston over the next two years. The average salary will be $37,000 for these employees. Best Diamond Packaging is a restaurant napkin and tissue product…

08 Nov: Edge Dental Laboratory Solutions, LLC to Invest $500,000 and Create 7 New Jobs in Lenoir County

Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that Edge Dental Laboratory Solutions, LLC will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County. The Company will invest over $500,000 and create 7 new jobs in Kinston over the next year. Also, an additional $850,000 has been earmarked for expansion into other states. The average salary is $64,000 for these employees, and Lenoir County will be the home office for this business. Edge Dental Solutions, a Wilmington based company offers Laboratory Owners and Technicians development opportunities in the marketplace by providing funding and support services intended to grow…

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11 Dec: Spirit Aerosystems North Carolina, Inc Invests $55.7 Million in Lenoir County

Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that Spirit AeroSystems North Carolina, Inc. will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County. The Company will invest over $55.7 million in Kinston over the next five years. “Spirit is honored to be part of the Lenoir County community, and we are thrilled to partner with the County on this project to increase our investment in our North Carolina site,” said Terry George, vice president/general manager of Spirit’s North Carolina Operations. “As we further invest in our site to meet the needs of our customers, we will be…

26 Oct: EZ-Flo International, Inc. Expansion to Lenoir County

Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that EZ-Flo International, Inc. will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County. The Company will invest over $1.6 million and create 10 new jobs in Kinston over the next two years. Lenoir Committee of 100, Inc., City of Kinston. “EZ-FLO International is excited to complete the acquisition of our new warehouse in Kinston, North Carolina, in order to accommodate our rapid growth. The new warehouse space is approximately 140,000 square feet, which will serve as the logistic hub for our operations. This expansion represents an exciting development for…

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19 Apr: Moen Breaks Ground on New Expansion

Moen manufactures it’s products in plants located in New Bern and Sanford, among others, and sends those appliances to Kinston for distribution around the globe. With the planned $15.9 million expansion, the company will add roughly 150,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space to it’s Kinston operation. “This expansion and the jobs that come with it will secure the ability to deliver Moen’s growth over the years to come,” Jeff Swartz, senior vice president of operations at Moen Inc., said. “We continue to be impressed with the quality of the work base here on a daily basis.” Troy Pedersen,…

10 Mar: Moen Incorporated Expands Warehouse & Distribution Operations in Lenoir County

Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that Moen Incorporated will be expanding its operations in the County and investing over $15 million and adding 35 new jobs in Kinston over the next five years. “The city of Kinston has been a great fit for Moen, since we first became part of the community nearly 30 years ago,” said Moen Distribution Manager, Troy Pedersen.  “When it came time to expand our distribution and warehouse capacity, Lenoir County was a natural choice. We are excited to begin construction this spring on an addition that will nearly double…

22 Feb: Lyndon Steel Company to Invest $4.5 Million and Create 25 New Jobs in Lenoir County

Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that Lyndon Steel Company, LLC will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County. The Company will invest $4.5 million and create 25 new jobs in Kinston over the next two years. “The city of Kinston has been a good fit for Lyndon/Kinston Steel, since first adding a plant here some eighteen years ago,” said Lyndon Steel Company, LLC President Sam Winters.  “So when we decided it was time to expand our business, Lenoir County was a natural choice. We are excited to be growing and hope to begin construction…

16 Dec: Social Beverage Company Selects Lenoir County for New Craft Distillery

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Social Beverage Company, LLC will locate a craft distillery in Lenoir County. The company plans to create 34 new jobs and invest $5.8 million in the city of Kinston over three years. “Kinston and Lenoir County have created a destination for tourists interested in good food, skilled chefs, and craftsmen that create products drawn from local farms and natural ingredients,” said Governor McCrory. “We applaud this community for attracting another company that supports community-based farming.”…

30 Mar: SBA Names North State Aviation (NSA) the 2016 North Carolina Small Business Persons of the Year

Charlotte, N.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Charlie Creech, the president and the other seven ownership/executive management team members of North State Aviation (NSA) the North Carolina Small Business Persons of the Year for 2016. NSA is an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility located in Winston-Salem, NC.  The company offers heavy maintenance and major modifications and repairs for Boeing 737 through Boeing 757 aircraft. “We are all so honored to have been selected for this award,” said Charlie, on behalf of all the NSA winners. The success of North State Aviation is a testament to…

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17 Feb: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Expansion to Invest $19 Million in Lenoir County

Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County. The Company will invest $19 million in Kinston over the next year. “West is pleased to expand our Kinston facility in order to continue delivering high-value packaging components to our pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers,” said Tom Gribbin, Operations Director, West. “In the 40 years that West has been in Kinston, Lenoir County has been a tremendous partner and we are incredibly grateful for the support they have provided which has enabled us to continue to…