Leland to profit from job-creating automotive {industry}

LELAND —  An automotive producer will provide 17 new jobs in Brunswick County in a $1.8-million growth. 

Bluegrass Protecting Movies, a producer of inside and exterior automobile laminates, is bringing its enterprise to Leland, Brunswick Enterprise & Trade Growth introduced Tuesday. 

Bluegrass will function and distribute its items from Leland Innovation Park and rent positions starting from gross sales to machine operation. Inside 5 years, the corporate may enhance its employment to 33 positions and its investments to an $8 million funding, based on a press launch. 

The corporate can pay a mean annual wage of $50,576, above the county common of $42,500. 

Bluegrass settled on Brunswick County due to its expert workforce and shut proximity to uncooked supplies. Brunswick Enterprise & Trade Growth helped facilitate the transfer. 

“We even have a wonderful group school system that gives coaching to enhance abilities of the workforce,” Brunswick Enterprise & Trade Growth Govt Director Invoice Early mentioned. “Brunswick County additionally gives a life-style that helps an organization entice and retain expert employees.”

The transport heart in Leland will permit Bluegrass to supply two-day floor UPS transport to many of the East Coast. 

The enterprise is headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana and operates one other location in Boston. 

The automotive’s transfer to Brunswick County is an element of a bigger initiative to usher extra of the {industry} to North Carolina. 

“North Carolina has lengthy been positioning itself to draw automotive producers,” Early mentioned. 

He cited final 12 months’s inclusion of Toyota’s first North American battery manufacturing plant in Greensboro and the Vietnamese startup VinFast’s electrical car manufacturing unit addition in Chatham County in March as latest successes. 

“These jobs enhance ability ranges and supply excessive paying jobs for workers,” Early mentioned. 

In response to Brunswick Enterprise & Trade Growth, the county has over 200,000 expert employees and 53,000 school college students between the realm’s two universities and three group faculties. The county can also be the quickest rising in North Carolina. 

Early thinks Bluegrass’ growth would possibly entice extra automotive companies to the realm sooner or later and mentioned the workforce, infrastructure and land is ready to accommodate their wants. 


Attain journalist Brenna Flanagan at [email protected].

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Leland to benefit from job-creating automotive industry

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