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Porter’s Group Expands Its Facility In Cleveland County, North Carolina

Porter’s Group LLC will invest $3.75 million to expand and establish a new manufacturing facility in Cleveland County, North Carolina. The company plans to hire an additional 44 associates during the next three years.

Doing business as Porter's Fabrications, Porter’s Group custom manufactures fabricated metal parts for buyers in automotive, energy, construction and other industries. Founded in 1964, the privately-held company employs an existing workforce of 152 in North Carolina. Porter’s Group is both ISO-9000 certified and accredited by the European Certification Body. It has numerous supplier awards to its credit.

"We look forward to our continued growth and success in Cleveland County and we would like to thank the City of Kings Mountain, Cleveland County and the State of North Carolina for their ongoing support,” said John Higgins, CEO, Porter’s Group.

Porter’s Group’s expansion in North Carolina was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $90,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance in support of local governments in creating jobs and attracting economic investment. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for grant funds. All One NC grants require a local government match.

“North Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to drive exciting opportunities in every part of our state,”said Governor McCrory. “The global competitiveness of companies like Porter’s Group is what makes North Carolina the No. 1 state in the Southeast for manufacturing jobs.”

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., other partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Cleveland County, the City of King’s Mountain and the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership.

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