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Dutch-Based GNT USA Selects Gastonia, North Carolina, for Food Processing Operation

Netherlands-based GNT USA, Inc. agreed to purchase approximately 49.24 acres at Apple Creek Corporate Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. The company plans to construct a $30 million food processing operation.

The company intends to create approximately 40 jobs at this location over several phases. GNT USA, Inc. will utilize interstate and regional sources of specific vegetable varieties for production.

“As a family owned business, we believe that for any company to be successful, the most important ingredients are its people and the way they interact with each other. A big part of why we selected Apple Creek Corporate Center is because of the great people of Gaston County who made me feel welcome every time during my multiple visits to the area,” said Dr. Hendrik Hoeck Chairman of GNT USA, Inc.

“We are an international company with over 20 years of successful business in the USA. With our growth strategy we continuously invest to serve our customers with the best coloring food solutions. We take pride in being part of America’s daily diet and look forward to having that part of America’s dinner table come from Gaston County,” he added. I want to thank Donny Hicks, Steve Nye and the whole team from the EDC for all their hard work in making this happen. Their dedication, solution oriented thinking, rapid replies and professionalism is the gold standard for any partnership. A special thanks for all the support from Chairman Tracy Philbeck and Mayor Walker E. Reid III. We all look forward to being part of this wonderful community and providing opportunity for future growth.”

"As Chairman of the Gaston County EDC, I want to extend our sincere appreciation to GNT for announcing their newest expansion of the company’s advanced manufacturing operation which is to be built in the Apple Creek Corporate Center. We welcome them to our community and are grateful for their investment which will create quality jobs in Gaston County. I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the Gaston County Board of Commissioners, the Gastonia City Council and the staff of the Economic Development Commission for their diligent work to make this project possible," said Robert Browne, Chairman of the Gaston County Economic Development Commission.

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