Rotomolder Elkamet expands in North Carolina

By Kerri Jansen
Staff Reporter

Published: April 9, 2014 2:32 pm ET
Updated: April 9, 2014 2:34 pm ET

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Elkamet Inc., a manufacturer of plastic parts for automotive and other industries, is expanding its manufacturing operations in East Flat Rock, N.C.

The American arm of Biedenkopf, Germany-based rotational molder Elkamet Kunststofftechnik GmbH plans to invest more than $2.5 million over the next three years in East Flat Rock, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Pat McCrory. The Henderson County location, Elkamet’s only U.S. facility, will also add 20 new jobs to its existing 54.

Elkamet opened the East Flat Rock facility in 2006 to produce nylon tanks and tank assemblies for the construction and agriculture industries, Plastics News reported at the time. The company operates four sites worldwide with a total staff of more than 700. Its customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Ford, Daimler and BMW, according to the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development.

“The consideration of our East Flat Rock location for this project is based on a very committed and fast-learning workforce out of Henderson County,” said plant manager Artur Bitner, in a statement.

Elkamet was awarded a performance-based grant from One North Carolina Fund of up to $24,000, according to the release.


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