GOLDSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2011)—Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. plans to spend $17.9 million and add 137 jobs to its Goldsboro plant, which produces automotive rubber and plastic seals and trim.
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced the project Sept. 26. Her office said the company will receive state and local grants and tax credits valued at more than $2 million.
The expansion will accommodate new products and programs at the Goldsboro body and chassis factory, and should be completed by the end of next year, the governor said. The project is slated to create 137 jobs and the company expects to invest $17.9 million in the plant by the end of 2012. The project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
Cooper Standard has operated in Goldsboro for more than 25 years, and employs 373, focusing on extrusion, notching and molding processes for the automotive weatherstrip market. Expansion of the Goldsboro facility will allow Cooper Standard to grow its technology offerings and capabilities to serve its evolving global customer base.