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MasterBrand Expanding Kinston Plant

A Kinston cabinet manufacturer will more than double its workforce. That announcement came Thursday at Lenoir Community College.

MasterBrand Cabinets will add 334 new jobs over the next three years thanks to the expansion. The plant off Highway 58 currently employs 200 people.

The average salary for the new jobs will be $25,000.

The state is helping to fund the expansion with a $200,000 One North Carolina grant.

Governor Beverly Perdue was supposed to make the announcement, but she got called to the hospital for the birth of her granddaughter.

MasterBrand, which is based in Jasper, Indiana, says it has 8,000 employees at plants and facilities in the U.S. and Canada.


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More jobs are on their way to Kinston. Governor Beverly Perdue will make the jobs announcement at 3:00 p.m. at Lenoir Community College.

The Governor's Office won't say specifically what the announcement is, but a source tells WITN that is involves between 350 and 400 new jobs.

Joining the governor at the announcement will be Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy, Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, other officials.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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