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Linamar plans expansion to Wilson facility

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A Wilson manufacturer is planning a $6.8 million expansion that will create 31 new jobs.

Linamar Forgings Carolina is adding two new products — hollow transmission shafts and net shape differential gears — to the German-based company’s local factory in Wilson.

“Linamar is adding state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that bring additional industry expertise to our state,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland in a press release. “We are proud to support this expansion and excited to see the opportunities it will bring to Wilson County.”

Linamar received local and state grants to support the expansion. Salaries for the new jobs will vary, but officials said the average will be $49,764 annually.

“I join the Wilson community in welcoming Linamar Forgings Carolina’s expansion here,” said Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, in the release. “Our talented workforce is ready to fill these jobs and contribute to LFC’s success.”

Read a full story in Friday’s edition of The Wilson Times for more details about the economic announcement and affect on the local community.

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