8 people with shovels digging in a ground breaking ceremony. Two large pieces of construction equipment are behind them. Between the equipment is a large banner with a computer rendering of the project on it.

HEYCO-Werk USA Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Gaston County

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 18, 2024) – HEYCO-Werk USA celebrated the start of construction of their new US manufacturing facility with a groundbreaking ceremony and toast on Thursday, June 13, 2024. The facility will be a new hub for production of technical plastics for the local automotive industry, producing injection-molded plastics for BMW and other European car manufacturers in the area.


Speakers at the event included Klaus Becker, Founder of the NC Zeitgeist Foundation; Chad Brown, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Gaston County; Mattias Hoffman, CEO and President of the German American Chamber of Commerce; Markus Heynen, Chairman of the Family Shareholders for HEYCO Group; and Daniel Dittmar, CEO & President of HEYCO-Werk USA. Over 100 strategic partners and members of the local manufacturing community were in attendance, as well.


The groundbreaking ceremony marked a new chapter in North American production for HEYCO-Werk USA. The new $12.75 million facility is the German manufacturer’s third location in the US and their second in the Carolinas. Gaston County was selected for its proximity to North Carolina’s and the Southeast’s robust automotive supply chain and strong manufacturing workforce.


“After having limited options for choosing the initial location of our first plant, we are convinced we have found the right place and the right people to continue HEYCO’s success story in the US,” said Heynen. “This groundbreaking ceremony, therefore, is not only to symbolize the start of the new plant, but also to say thank you to all of you for being part of our success story.”


Once construction is complete, the manufacturing plant will have over 61,000 square feet of production space with 5,600 square feet of office space on a 10-acre site. The facility will bring 34 new jobs to Gaston County.


Construction project partners on this project include Vestian Commercial Real Estate, Marlboro Development Team, EDIFICE Construction, Seamon Whiteside & Associates, and SCOPE Architectural Consulting.


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Photography by Stephanie Welch at Indigo Photography.


About HEYCO-Werk USA:

HEYCO is a leading supplier of products and engineering services in the area of metal and plastic processing technology.

HEYCO is a company renowned for its consistent use of cutting-edge technology and its customer-oriented development in all corporate divisions. Expertise, innovation and a high degree of flexibility are its recognized strengths. From early on, a standard of quality has been implemented on all company levels. HEYCO has its own in-house system for the implementation of continuous improvement processes and is certified according to the highest international standards.

Learn more at www.HEYCOUSA.com


About EDIFICE Construction:

EDIFICE Construction is a regional commercial contractor headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with offices in Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina. Since its inception in 1978, EDIFICE has grown to become one of the leading commercial contractors in the Southeast and is an Engineering News-Record (ENR) top 400 U.S. general contractor. With a diverse portfolio in all major markets, Edifice teams excel in projects ranging from the intricacies of interior renovations to complex multi-faceted structures.

Learn more at www.edificeinc.com


About Marlboro Development Team, Inc.

Marlboro Development Team, Inc. is a South Carolina based real estate developer focused on single tenant build-to-suits, value-add acquisitions, speculative industrial development, and strategic investments throughout the United States. The senior management of MDT has a proven track record of 100+ years of development experience with successful delivery of over 13 million square feet across a broad spectrum of development projects including industrial, retail, and commercial.

Learn more at www.marlborodevelopmentteam.com

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