02/2023: Premix Group, a plastics manufacturer, will create more than 30 new jobs in Gaston County. The company will invest $47 million to locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina.
“We are delighted to welcome Premix to North Carolina, where we have the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern United States,” said Secretary Sanders. “Global companies need a world-class workforce to execute its advanced manufacturing expansions and our workforce development strategies and training partnerships will help support those expansions.”
Based in Finland, Premix Group is a family-owned company that manufactures electrically conductive plastics. The company’s plastic compounds have been distributed across the globe for more than three decades. Premix serves the automotive, diagnostics, electronics, life sciences, and other industrial sectors. The new facility will be in Gaston County’s Apple Creek Corporate Center and will include manufacturing, warehouse, offices and lab space for its diagnostic testing operations.
© Photo: Premix Group, Finland
“The new capacity will improve Premix’s global supply capability and mitigate risks in global supply chains,” says Jari-Matti Mehto, President and CEO of Premix, Inc. “With the new U.S. plant, we will improve our ability to serve our customers in the important U.S. market.”
Although wages will vary for each position, the average annual salary for the new positions is $54,063, which exceeds Gaston County’s overall average annual wage of $44,781. The new jobs have the potential to create an annual payroll impact of more than $1.7 million.