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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  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 08:33 PM
    I suggest you stock up on mopeds and bicycles, since the Republicans took control, gas prices are going up every hour.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Mar 4, 2011 at 03:20 PM
    Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 05:26 PM, since republicans got elected in Nov last year...unemployment dropped...did you not get the witn story or going to the koolaid sites? I say koolaid sites. Good luck with hopey change, its around $3.50 a gallon...you voted for the guy that signed a moritorium on drilling? Are you guys still sore about being a loser in the elections? I see a trend here. I suggest you stock on tissues for the next one. Well, with all that hopey changey wealth redistribution going around, they will double by election day.
  • by James Location: New Bern on Mar 4, 2011 at 02:58 PM
    Keihin Employee on Mar 4, 2011 at 05:25 PM... actually they did throw you a bone, the let you keep your job, plus added others and didn't move the plant to Mexico. Anyone with a job today should consider theirselves very lucky. The point is $ 13 mil is being spent. This helps the whole area, not just 50 new employees.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 02:26 PM
    Great 50 new jobs, and 700,000 lost ones by the Republicans.
  • by Keihin Employee on Mar 4, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    James, it says "and". The 13 million isn't for the 50 jobs, it is to invest in the community for things such as education. Today was a good day at Keihin, too bad they didn't throw the employees a bone, though.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 02:21 PM
    Go Purdue!!!!!!
  • by Keihin Worker on Mar 4, 2011 at 01:52 PM
    Today was a great day for Edgecombe County... and KCST. In this day and time, you don't hear of Automotive Companies expanding.. Let's celebrate new jobs!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    Sick'em James.
  • by James Location: New Bern on Mar 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    Hey Barlow and Lavon.... you see it costs a private company $ 13 million to add 50 jobs. That is $ 13 million being put into the economy (contractors & equipment) and it didn't take any federal tax dollars. This is how it's suppposed to work. But yeah, those EVIL rich companies are so terrible... why don't the government just hand out checks totaling $ 13 million to the poor, to stimulate the economy and raise my taxes to pay for it. LOL It's so good to see capitalism working.
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