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Posted September 06, 2021


Global manufacturer of household appliance components, Grupporeco, will create 110 new jobs in Lenoir County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $28 million to build its first manufacturing facility for dishwasher components in North America.

“It is positive news that Grupporeco has selected Lenoir County for its first expansion in the United States,” said Governor Cooper. “North Carolina maintains a manufacturing legacy with a highly-skilled workforce combined with our prime East Coast location and robust transportation infrastructure that attracts global companies.”

Grupporeco has been a market leader in engineering and manufacturing household appliance components for nearly 60 years. Originated and having its headquarters in Italy, and based in Italy and Poland, the company produces and distributes coated dishwasher baskets, steel wire and tube components, aluminum tubing and components for major household appliance companies. Grupporeco’s new subsidiary in Lenoir County, RECO U.S. Inc., will allow product development and manufacturing closer to its U.S. clients, consistently contributing to the development of a stronger local supply chain.

“Grupporeco is pleased to announce the decision to locate our new U.S. plant in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina,” said Grupporeco and RECO US Inc. CEO and President Vincenzo Locatelli. “The COVID pandemic has made this a challenging and time-consuming process, but the support of the authorities and community has been outstanding, and we’re excited to have the project start very soon. The U.S. is a key market for our growth and we look forward to cooperating intensively to make Grupporeco’s arrival a success for our company and the local stakeholders.”

“With options all over the world, it gives us great confidence to know that international companies are choosing North Carolina for their global expansion,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “North Carolina not only has the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern United States, but it is also is heavily invested in developing workforce systems that create a diverse pipeline of talent for the new and growing companies.”


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