Kinston’s MasterBrand Cabinets announced plans to double its employee base and invest millions of dollars to expand its facilities Tuesday Nov. 23.
The largest cabinet manufacturer in North America, will be adding over 450 jobs to its Lenoir County location. Located at 651 Collier-Loftin Rd, they will invest $13.5 million to expand production capacity at their operations facility over the next five years.
The new jobs will pay higher than the average for Lenoir County which is $39,839 and will have a payroll impact total of more than $18.5 million for the region.
“It’s great news any time good manufacturing jobs come to Eastern North Carolina,” said Cooper, in a news release. “MasterBrand Cabinets already provides good jobs for many people in Kinston and Lenoir County and will now add even more opportunities for our ready and able workforce.”
MasterBrand Cabinets is headquartered in Jasper, IN and dates back to 1954. It has grown to include a variety of different brands like Aristokraft, Decorá, Diamond, Kemper and Woodcrafters to supply the high-quality finishes for bathrooms and kitchens nationwide.
This announcement is one of several key projects taking place at the NC Global Transpark, bringing money and jobs to Lenoir County.
In September, flyExclusive, the fifth largest jet service in the U.S., announced its plans to add 200 new jobs and invest $8 million in revamping facilities.
The NC Global Transpark told the public in August that Grupporeco, an Italian household parts manufacturer, will bring 100 new jobs and $28 million to Kinston with the building of its new facility.
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