- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - An automotive parts company is looking for workers as it expands its plant in Catawba County.

The Charlotte Observer reported (https://bit.ly/WS1n69) reported that GKN Driveline was breaking ground Friday on the expansion that is expected to add more than 200 jobs over the next four years.

The company is spending more than $100 million on the plant in Maiden.

Company officials said most of the 228 jobs will be filled in the next two years. The company is looking for machine operators, assemblers and manufacturing engineers. The average salary is about $40,000 annually.

GKN provides drivetrain parts for BMW, Chrysler, General Motors and Ford. The Maiden facility currently has about 700 workers.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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