🚩Breaking News! Greenheck Group Announces Major Expansion in Cleveland County, NC - - 403 new jobs will be created, which makes this the largest economic development jobs announcement in recent history. .....................
Cleveland County, North Carolina – Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership (CCEDP) is excited to announce that Greenheck Group, an international manufacturer of commercial and industrial ventilation equipment, has selected Cleveland County for a major expansion of their presence in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Greenheck will create more than 403 jobs and invest over $58.8 million in Shelby, North Carolina.
"Leading manufacturers with first-hand experience of what it’s like to do business in North Carolina time and again choose to expand in our state,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We offer a very attractive package for industrial companies, from our favorable business climate to our experienced and reliable workforce.” The modern manufacturing company is creating a campus in Shelby and will offer state-of-the-art amenities for all employees. “Greenheck has a long-standing corporate value of being the easiest to do business with.” said Dave Kallstrom, Greenheck President. “The close proximity to our customers and ready access to a smart, talented workforce made the decision to expand our footprint in Shelby an effortless one. With the addition of a campus we will be able to offer team members a variety of career opportunities and amenities.”
CCEDP, Cleveland County, the City of Shelby and Cleveland Community College strategically collaborated to coordinate local support for the project. State partners who worked on the project included the North Carolina Department of Commerce, EDPNC and the North Carolina General Assembly.
Greenheck’s expansion will create new opportunities for production personnel, welders, and a variety of other support and professional workers. Greenheck provides stability to the county by providing strong, steady careers with higher than average pay for the area. The 403 new positions associated with the project will provide an annual payroll impact of more than $16.2 million to the local economy.
“Many people and organizations at both the state and local level have worked hard to create the business environment where companies can thrive in our state,” said North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore. “Greenheck’s new growth will provide many economic benefits for our region.”
“Greenheck has long been a strong and supportive corporate citizen in our community,” said N.C. Senator W. Ted Alexander. “As an employer of choice in our region, I’m pleased to see the company will now bring even more opportunity to our workers.”
“We are excited that Greenheck is investing $59 million to expand their manufacturing operations in Cleveland County,” said Susan Allen, Chair of the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. “This expansion will be a catalyst for helping Cleveland County attract other manufacturers,” Allen added. “This expansion will also create more than 400 new jobs making it one of the largest job announcements in recent history,” Allen said. “These new jobs will have a positive impact on our local economy.”
“Over the years, the City of Shelby has invested heavily in utility infrastructure and product development so that we could support a major economic development expansion project like the one that is being announced today. This is exciting news for our community, as Greenheck's expansion will help to grow our economy, create new jobs and put people to work in higher paying jobs," said City of Shelby Mayor Stan Anthony.
About Greenheck Group: The Greenheck Group has grown to become the leading manufacturer of air movement, control and conditioning equipment, providing solutions across a range of applications and industries. Greenheck Group brands include: Greenheck, Airolite (louvers), Accurex (commercial kitchen ventilation systems), Unison Comfort Technologies, Innovent, Precision Coils, and Valent. Headquartered in Schofield, Wisconsin, the Greenheck Group employs more than 400 in North Carolina and 4,000 worldwide.