Auto Parts Manufacturer Adding Jobs In Tarboro

An auto parts manufacturer here in the east is expanding it plant and adding new jobs.

Keihin Carolina System Technology says it will add 50 new jobs and invest more than $13 million in expanding its Tarboro facility.

KCST makes engine control units and electronic assemblies for Honda and Acura automobiles and Honda Power Sports.

Governor Beverly Perdue made the announcement Friday afternoon at the company's plant. "North Carolina, the home of NASCAR, has a strong tradition in auto parts manufacturing because of our highly skilled workforce and customized training programs," said Gov. Perdue. "We have built a top ranked business climate, not just to attract new companies, but to fuel growth among those that are already here. KCST's expansion is another reminder that North Carolina has extended its economy around the globe."

KCST opened its state-of-the-art facility in 1997 and currently has 370 employees.

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