Forklift maker investing $13 million on expansion project in Kinston


Lift truck manufacturer Crown Equipment expects to create more than 130 new jobs in Lenoir County.

The company is planning to invest up to $13 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Kinston.

“This expansion is part of our long-term vision to enhance our manufacturing flexibility and capacity,” stated Todd Frideger, plant manager of Crown’s Kinston manufacturing facility. “We are pleased to strengthen our commitment to Kinston and the state of North Carolina through this investment and excited to create more career opportunities in [the] region.”


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