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Auto plastics manufacturer to invest $12 million for new production facility in Gaston County

RALEIGH—HEYCO-Werk USA Inc., a plastics injection molder for the automotive industry, will create 34 new jobs in Gaston County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week. The company will invest more than $12.75 million to build a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Gaston County.

“HEYCO is another great addition to our growing auto manufacturing supply chain that will attract even more companies and jobs,” said Gov. Cooper. “This project in Gaston County — and others like it across our state — confirm North Carolina’s dedication to a world class workforce, innovation and access to global markets.”

Founded in 1937 in Remscheid, Germany by Max and Ernst Heynen, the HEYCO Group is a leading supplier of products and engineering services in the area of metal and plastic processing technology. The company has eight sites worldwide with approximately 1,250 employees.

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HEYCO-Werk USA Inc. was established in 2014 and began manufacturing in Virginia in 2019. 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, this expansion to a second location in North Carolina will help meet the growing needs of BMW and other European car manufacturers in North America. Offering room for future expansion, the new 10-acre site at Apple Creek Corporate Center will include a 65,000-square-foot state-of-the-art 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 of HEYCO-Werk USA. “With this latest investment we set an important milestone for the future of HEYCO, ensuring both strategic

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