These Companies are Investing in Right to Work North Carolina

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Three companies that are investing soon in Right to Work North Carolina include Lotus Bakeries, KNOLL America, and Aeronautical Systems Inc. Lotus Bakeries and Aeronautical Systems are both expanding in their current locations. Lotus Bakeries is in Mebane, and Aeronautical Systems is in New Bern. Meanwhile, KNOLL America is locating its headquarters in Gaston County. Altogether, these companies will create 151 new jobs for the state. So these will be great additions to the state’s economy!

Read on to learn more about each investment.

Lotus Bakeries:

Lotus Bakeries is expanding soon in Right to Work Mebane, North Carolina with a $62 million investment. This will create 90 new jobs as well!

“North Carolina’s excellent workforce and business climate offer companies a compelling value proposition. […] The state’s investment in training our workers and opening more pathways for people to succeed in the state’s economy is paying dividends.” […]

“It is proof of our great quality of life and strong communities like the Alamance County area when companies like Lotus Bakeries continue to expand in our state. […] They know firsthand that we have the skilled workforce to help them succeed.”


KNOLL America:

KNOLL America is investing $7.8 million in order to add headquarters in Right to Work Gaston County, North Carolina. This will also create 31 new jobs!

“We felt immediately very welcomed. Gaston County provides an excellent manufacturing environment for our needs. The close proximity to major interstates and airport allows us to service most customers within a day. We can engage with Gaston College in developing young skilled talent for our operation and support their apprenticeship program. The small-town community feeling is like the area where our Germany Headquarters is located.” […]

“We are excited to have another global manufacturer choose North Carolina for its headquarters. […] This decision affirms our state’s reputation of having a strong manufacturing workforce and great quality of life.” […]

“Gaston County continues to attract foreign direct investment to the region with its successful global business community. […] With North Carolina’s pipeline of world-class talent and a central location, we’re confident that KNOLL will continue to experience growth in North America.”


Aeronautical Systems:

Aeronautical Systems Incorporated is investing $5.6 million in order to expand in Right to Work New Bern, North Carolina. This will create 30 new jobs!

“This investment solidifies ASI’s commitment to Craven County’s highly skilled workforce, U.S. military depots, and highly accredited educational communities it offers. […] We look forward to further expanding our relationships in New Bern to better serve our customers.” […]

“The decision by Aeronautical Systems to expand in Craven County is good news for eastern North Carolina’s economy. […] It speaks to our strong workforce, location, resilience and quality of life when businesses continue to invest in our state.” […]

“Manufacturers require a skilled workforce, strong business climate and a great quality of life to support their growth trajectory and continued innovation. […] ASI knows North Carolina has the infrastructure to support their current and future needs through our strong economic and workforce development partnerships.”


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