$217 million investment planned for new Henderson County manufacturing facility.

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Gov. Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has joined executives from GF Automotive and Linamar Corporation in announcing the arrival of 350 manufacturing jobs in Henderson County during the coming five years.

GF Linamar LLC, a joint venture between GF Automotive and Linamar, will invest $217 million in a new facility in the Town of Mills River in two phases over the next seven years. The company will supply light-weight powertrain, driveline and structural components to the North American automotive industry.

“Two major international manufacturers are coming together, and they’ve selected North Carolina as the destination for their innovative joint venture,” McCrory said in a news release. “Our hard-working, well-trained labor force and convenient proximity to leading automakers are among the many assets that make our state the ideal choice for strategic, innovation-based ventures such as GF Linamar.”

The project was also made possible by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina fund of up to $500,000.

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