December 5, 2022

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Leland to reward from position-creating automotive market

LELAND —  An automotive company will offer you 17 new work opportunities in Brunswick County in a $1.8-million growth. 

Bluegrass Protecting Films, a company of interior and exterior motor vehicle laminates, is bringing its organization to Leland, Brunswick Business enterprise & Sector Development announced Tuesday. 

Bluegrass will operate and distribute its goods from Leland Innovation Park and hire positions ranging from profits to equipment operation. Within five several years, the firm could raise its work to 33 positions and its investments to an $8 million financial investment, according to a push launch. 

The enterprise will spend an normal once-a-year wage of $50,576, higher than the county common of $42,500. 

Bluegrass settled on Brunswick County since of its competent workforce and shut proximity to uncooked resources. Brunswick Small business & Field Development served aid the shift. 

“We also have an superb local community college technique that gives education to boost abilities of the workforce,” Brunswick Business & Field Development Govt Director Monthly bill Early explained. “Brunswick County also offers a life-style that allows a organization entice and keep skilled workers.”

The shipping centre in Leland will permit Bluegrass to offer two-day ground UPS shipping and delivery to most of the East Coast. 

The small business is headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana and operates a further area in Boston. 

The automotive’s shift to Brunswick County is component of a much larger initiative to usher extra of the marketplace to North Carolina. 

“North Carolina has extensive been positioning alone to bring in automotive makers,” Early explained. 

He cited last year’s inclusion of Toyota’s initially North American battery manufacturing plant in Greensboro and the Vietnamese startup VinFast’s electrical auto factory addition in Chatham County in March as current successes. 

“These employment improve skill ranges and provide substantial spending careers for employees,” Early explained. 

In accordance to Brunswick Small business & Business Enhancement, the county has about 200,000 skilled workers and 53,000 higher education pupils among the area’s two universities and 3 local community faculties. The county is also the fastest developing in North Carolina. 

Early thinks Bluegrass’ enlargement may attract more automotive corporations to the location in the upcoming and stated the workforce, infrastructure and land is waiting to accommodate their wants. 


Arrive at journalist Brenna Flanagan at [email protected].

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