Two new construction project are coming to Mecklenburg County


Mecklenburg County is getting ready for the start of two new construction projects by two international companies.

Germany’s KURZ and Japan’s Yokohama Tire have announced plans to open new high-tech related facilities in Mecklenburg County, creating as many as 146 new jobs, according to WRAL TechWire.

KURZ, which focuses on hot stamping and coating technology, will build its North American headquarters in Huntersville, while Yokohama Tire will build a research and development facility in Cornelius. The company will invest $18 million in its new facility and the company will hire 90 people by 2022.

Meanwhile, Yokohama Tire, which is a subsidiary of Japan-based Yokohama Rubber, plans to invest $5.85 million in its new facility and hire 56 people.


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