RALEIGH—Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Greenheck Fan Corporation, a leading manufacturer of air movement and control equipment, will expand its operations in Cleveland County. The company plans to create 62 jobs and invest $7.8 million over the next three years in Kings Mountain. The project was made possible in part by a $150,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
“My first priority is creating jobs. Our state’s highly-skilled workforce and strong business climate continue to attract advanced manufacturers like Greenheck,” said Gov. Perdue. “We must continue to support education and job training programs in order for North Carolina to compete in this global economy.”
Greenheck Fan Corp., Kings Mountain location. Photo via Greenheck.com.
Greenheck Fan Corporation is a broad spectrum manufacturer of commercial and industrial air movement and control equipment headquartered in Schofield, Wis. The company is often involved in ventilation projects aimed at increasing energy efficiency. Greenheck brand fans and ventilators, centrifugal and vane axial fans, exhaust systems, indoor air handling units and coils are shipped to customers around the globe. The company will be establishing a new manufacturing operation adjacent to an existing Greenheck facility. Greenheck currently employs more than 50 people in North Carolina.
Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $31,985, plus benefits.
“We have spent well over a year evaluating this project and where to expand. Without the help of the State of North Carolina, the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the Cleveland County Economic Development team this project would not have been possible,” said Jon Krueger, Vice President, Human Resources and Administrative Services. “Their willingness to work with us on this opportunity is greatly appreciated.”
“Due to the fact that 45 percent of Greenheck’s tempered air product sales presently ship to the eastern U.S. and that area of our business is projected to continue to grow, we have decided to add production capacity adjacent to our current kitchen ventilation manufacturing operation in Kings Mountain, North Carolina,” added Aaron Gotham, President, Ventilation and Tempered Products. “This expansion will enable continued growth of our TAP business unit, allow Greenheck to better serve our customers along the East Coast and reduce the freight costs associated with those sales.”
The One North Carolina Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches.
“Clearly our focus on workforce development and education sets the stage for job creation in our community,” said Rep. Tim Moore of Kings Mountain. “Those investments are what encourage companies like Greenheck Fan to grow and thrive here.”
North Carolina continues to have a top-ranked business climate. Through Gov. Perdue’s JobsNOW initiative, the state works aggressively to create jobs, train and retrain its workforce, and lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable economic future.
Through use of the One North Carolina Fund, more than 60,000 jobs and $11 billion in investment have been created since 2001. Other partners that helped with this project include: the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges, Cleveland County, City of Kings Mountain, Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, Charlotte Regional Partnership and Duke Energy.
For more information about Greenheck Fan Corporation, including job opportunities, go to www.greenheck.com.
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