Today, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Machelle Sanders announced that KNOLL America, Inc. will invest $7.89M to construct a new 60,000 square foot headquarters operation and production facility in Gaston County, creating 31 new jobs with an average wage of $51,689. The new facility will also include a state-of-the-art training area, showroom, warehouse and distribution center.
“We are excited to have another global manufacturer choose North Carolina for its headquarters,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “This decision affirms our state’s reputation of having a strong manufacturing workforce and great quality of life.”
“We felt immediately very welcomed. Gaston County provides an excellent manufacturing environment for our needs. The close proximity to major interstates and airport allows us to service most customers within a day. We can engage with Gaston College in developing young skilled talent for our operation and support their apprenticeship program. The small-town community feeling is like the area where our Germany Headquarters is located,” said Lothar Burger, CEO of KNOLL America. “This investment is made possible because our owners Matthias and Juergen Knoll believe in our local team and the strength of the North American market. This venture is part of their international initiative within the KNOLL Group.”
Maxis Advisors assisted KNOLL with the real estate and negotiated a significant economic incentives package from the state and local partners to support the project.
About KNOLL America
KNOLL America is the U.S. subsidiary for German-based KNOLL Maschinenbau GmbH. Founded by Walter Knoll in 1970, the company is family-owned and operated by second generation Matthias and Jürgen Knoll and globally employs more than 1,200 people. KNOLL engineers, manufactures, and distributes premier conveying, filter-systems and pumps for chips and cooling lubricants used in the metal processing industry. Their flexible assembly and transport systems complete the KNOLL product portfolio. KNOLL serves customers of all sizes from OEMs to end users to smaller distributors.