GKN Sinter Metals investing $19.8M, creating 55 jobs in Conover

CONOVER, N.C. — GKN Sinter Metals will expand in Catawba County. The company plans to create 55 new manufacturing jobs in the next five years and invest $19.8 million in the Conover to expand its state-of-the art aluminum manufacturing facility. Salaries for the new jobs vary by position, but the average annual salary of the new jobs will be $46,078. The average wage in Catawba County is $36,770.

GKN Sinter Metals is part of the GKN Powder Metallurgy division of GKN PLC. GKN PLC is a global engineering group employing more than 55,000 people and operating in more than 30 countries.

GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading supplier of powder metal precision automotive and industrial components. The GKN Driveline division also operates multiple manufacturing facilities in the state. Together, the GKN family of companies employs more than 2,500 people in North Carolina, its largest workforce in any U.S. state.

Source: North Carolina Governor’s press release

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