North Carolina Construction News staff writer
HEYCO-Werk USA Inc., a plastics injection molder for the automotive industry, will build a $12.8 million manufacturing site in Gaston County.
The company manufactures precision plastic molded parts for the automotive industry as well as various industrial markets.
Manufacturing automotive products for all BMW SUV models worldwide, adding a second North Carolina site will help meet the growing needs of BMW and other European car manufacturers in North America.
With room for future expansion, the new 10-acre site at Apple Creek Corporate Center will include a 65,000-square-foot production facility and show room for high-end injection molding.
“We are thrilled to expand our manufacturing footprint to North Carolina and join the close network of German-based manufacturers in the region. The new plant will play an important strategic role within the HEYCO Group and to our customers,” said Daniel Dittmar, CEO & president. “With this latest investment we set an important milestone for the future of HEYCO, ensuring both strategic growth as a Tier 1 automotive supplier, and the long-term success of our company and our employees.
“HEYCO benefits from the central location that provides access to major hubs to our specialized supply chains and strong customer base. We are excited to invest in new technologies and to create high-quality manufacturing jobs in Gaston County.”
A performance-based grant of $75,000 from the One North Carolina Fund was awarded to help HEYCO establish its new production site.
Other key partners in this project include N.C. Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solutions, the North Carolina Community College System, Gaston College, Gaston County, the Gaston County Economic Development Commission, Rutherford Electric, Dominion Energy, and the City of Gastonia.