North Carolina: Crown Equipment Corporation to Expand in Kinston

North Carolina: Crown Equipment Corporation to Expand in Kinston

Crown Equipment Corporation projected to add more than 130 new jobs in Lenoir County

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Crown Equipment Corporation, a global lift truck manufacturer, expects to create more than 130 new jobs in Lenoir County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company is planning to invest up to $13 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Kinston.

“Crown Equipment Corporation’s decision to expand in in Lenoir County helps with our efforts to grow the economy in eastern North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper.  “Crown is an example of the growing companies that choose to continue operating in our state because of our resilient economy, capable workforce, and supportive communities.”

Crown Equipment Corporation was originally founded in Ohio in 1945 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading material handling companies.  The company has earned more than 100 prominent international design awards while developing and manufacturing a broad range of electric and internal combustion (gas) forklifts, as well as automation and fleet management technologies. Crown operates 19 global production facilities and a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. The company’s expansion in Kinston will provide additional manufacturing and assembly space to meet growing customer demand.

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