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Chinese–French Bluestar Silicones Moves Manufacturing to Charlotte, North Carolina

Bluestar Silicones, a Chinese-French maker of silicones, is moving its North American manufacturing and R&D operations to Charlotte, North Carolina. The company will bring with it 125 jobs from its existing facilities in Ventura, California, and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

"We look forward to building our future in Charlotte," said J. Christopher York, president, Bluestar Silicones North America. "Innovation is key to our success. We are excited about the talented pool of employees Charlotte and its surrounding communities offer us."

The company will invest $19.8 million in the project in the next three years. The One North Carolina Fund has extended Bluestar a $340,000 grant towards the project.

Bluestar produces silicone that is used in the healthcare, medical, aerospace, automotive, textile, and rubber fabrication industries. Its global headquarters is in Lyon, France.

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