CrateTech Inc. sets up shop at GTP to support Spirit AeroSystems

David Anderson Staff Writer Kinston Free Press Nearly two years after Spirit AeroSystems opened its doors in Kinston, the first glimmer of what state and local officials call an “aerospace cluster” can be seen in the form of CrateTech Inc. “I think what you’re seeing now is, hopefully, the...



DuPont looking to hire more Kinston employees

David Anderson Staff Writer, Kinston Free Press In tough economic times, any news of new jobs is good news, even if it is news of only a handful. With both of their Sorona fiber production lines currently running at full capacity, DuPont officials are looking to fill seven positions...



Keep on shipping

David Anderson Kinston Free Press In a little over a year, a full set of aircraft wing and fuselage components – broken into five shipments – has been shipped from Spirit AeroSystems’ Kinston plant, and company officials plan to ramp up to one shipment a month in the coming...



County announces $85.5 million Smithfield Packing expansion

Justin Hill Staff Writer / Kinston Free Press Smithfield Packing Company, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods and the world’s largest pork processor, is expanding — and it is doing it in Lenoir County. On Thursday, Lenoir County Economic Development Director Mark Pope announced the deal, along with the economics...



Spirit prepares to send out major shipment

David Anderson Staff Writer, Kinston Free Press Officials with Spirit AeroSystems spent Friday preparing to send out a major shipment from Kinston on what has been described as the world’s largest cargo aircraft. Executives with the Wichita, Kan.-based aircraft component manufacturer — which operates manufacturing plants around the world,...



Spirit AeroSystems to add 150 to 200 jobs

Wesley Brown, Staff Writer Kinston Free Press July 20, 2011 Spirit AeroSystems will expand its workforce in Kinston by 150 to 200 employees over the next five years as company executives announced Tuesday plans to introduce a new product line at the N.C. Global TransPark. The independent supplier of...



Ag research center coming to Kinston

May 24, 2011 David Anderson Kinston Free Press Staff Writer Pioneer Hi-Bred has had a temporary facility in Kinston for about two years, but this summer will herald the building of a permanent research facility designed to help Southern farmers develop better corn and soybeans. “The new research center...



Lions Industries for the Blind honors workers, celebrates four decades in Kinston

David Anderson Free Press Staff Writer In essence, a skid board is a sheet of plywood. But once it is placed under a cargo pallet bearing food, fuel, ammunition and other supplies, and dropped from an airplane to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, it becomes a critical component...



West Pharmaceutical announces $29 million expansion at Kinston plant

David Anderson Staff Writer – Kinston Free Press March 10, 2011 West Pharmaceuticals will invest $29 million in its Kinston plant during the next five years, company, state and local leaders announced Thursday. The announcement was made during a dinner event at the Chef and the Farmer Restaurant. “It’s...



Logistics firm latest GTP tenant

David Anderson Staff Writer – Kinston Free Press July 12, 2010 A New York State-based logistics firm is expected to bring up to 40 more jobs to the Global TransPark in the coming years. Officials of Schenker Logistics Inc., a logistics firm headquartered in Freeport, N.Y., signed a five-year...



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