Secretary Copeland Visits GF Linamar for Opening Ceremony
N.C. Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland joined hundreds of excited people gathered in Mills River October 5 for the grand opening of GF Linamar’s modern manufacturing facility in Henderson County. The plant, located in the Ferncliff Industrial Park, marks an important milestone in a joint venture between GF Automotive and Linamar to manufacture light, high-quality automotive parts.
In his remarks, Secretary Copeland thanked company officials on behalf of Governor Cooper for their confidence to invest in the state. The Secretary also noted that economic development doesn’t happen by accident and the effort requires talent and vision, along with partnerships between community colleges and high schools that help create the workforce companies need.
In February of last year, the company was awarded a Job Development Investment Grant in support of the project and the additional 350 jobs the company will create.