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Greenheck Fan Corporation Invests $7.8 Million Plans Expansion In Kings Mountain, North Carolina

07/09/2012
Greenheck Fan Corporation, a manufacturer of air movement and control equipment, will invest $7.8 million to expand its operations in Cleveland County, creating more than 60 jobs over the next three years in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

Greenheck Fan Corporation is a broad spectrum manufacturer of commercial and industrial air movement and control equipment located at 20 Pine Street in Kings Mountain, a city west of Charlotte, North Carolina.. The company is manufacturers ventilation projects aimed at increasing energy efficiency. Greenheck brand fans and ventilators, centrifugal and vane axial fans, exhaust systems, indoor air handling units and coils are shipped to customers around the globe. The company will be establishing a new manufacturing operation adjacent to an existing Greenheck facility.

"We have spent well over a year evaluating this project and where to expand. Without the help of the State of North Carolina, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, and the Cleveland County Economic Development team this project would not have been possible," said Jon Krueger, Vice President, Human Resources and Administrative Services. "Their willingness to work with us on this opportunity is greatly appreciated."

"Due to the fact that 45 percent of Greenheck's tempered air product sales presently ship to the eastern U.S. and that area of our business is projected to continue to grow, we have decided to add production capacity adjacent to our current kitchen ventilation manufacturing operation in Kings Mountain, North Carolina," added Aaron Gotham, President, Ventilation and Tempered Products. "This expansion will enable continued growth of our TAP business unit, allow Greenheck to better serve our customers along the East Coast, and reduce the freight costs associated with those sales."

The project was made possible in part by a $150,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, the Governor said. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state.

"My first priority is creating jobs. Our state's highly-skilled workforce and strong business climate continue to attract advanced manufacturers like Greenheck," said Gov. Bev Perdue. "We must continue to support education and job training programs in order for North Carolina to compete in this global economy."

"Clearly our focus on workforce development and education sets the stage for job creation in our community," said Rep. Tim Moore of Kings Mountain. "Those investments are what encourages companies like Greenheck Fan to grow and thrive here."

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