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NGK CERAMICS, USA INC. Announces New Investment in Mooresville, NC Manufacturing Facility

NGK CERAMICS USA, INC. (NGK) has announced plans to expand their operation in Mooresville, NC. The proposed investment would be the company’s 17th expansion for the acquisition of $9.4 million in machinery and equipment at their manufacturing facility in Mooresville. This investment would automate two of the company’s six extrusion finishing areas and five of the nine inspection lines. NGK expects the automation will improve the company’s productivity while freeing up several key existing personnel members to be deployed at other areas within the company.

NGK CERAMICS USA, INC. is a subsidiary of NGK INSULATORS LTD., one of the world’s leading ceramic technology companies with its headquarters in Japan. The company has been in the Town of Mooresville for over 30 years, commencing operations in the fall of 1988. As one of the largest employers in Iredell County, NGK has two locations in Mooresville; a manufacturing facility located at 119 Mazeppa Rd and a warehouse located at 259 Manufactures Blvd. The company manufactures ceramic honeycombs called “HONEYCERAM®” used for automotive and truck catalytic converters. The HONEYCERAM® gets its name from the array of parallel channels that create the look of a honeycomb.

Iredell County Economic Development Corporation worked with the company to secure economic development grants from both the Town of Mooresville and Iredell County. The Town of Mooresville Board of Commissioners approved the grant on Monday, March 20 and Iredell County will consider approval on Tuesday, March 21.
About NGK Ceramics USA, INC.

NGK CERAMICS USA, INC. was established in 1988 to provide our HONEYCERAM® products to the North American automobile industry. Over the years, the Mooresville location has taken on a much larger role providing HONEYCERAM® products to countries around the world. Today, NGK CERAMICS USA INC. has established itself as a key component in the overall success of NGK INSULATORS, LTD.

About Iredell EDC
Iredell County Economic Development Corporation (Iredell EDC) is a public-private partnership that promotes economic growth and stability in our community by supporting the creation of new jobs and encouraging investment.  We accomplish this through new business attraction, support of existing industry, building a world-class workforce, and collaboration with our community to build prosperity for all.