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Minnesota Company Celebrates the Opening of their Facility

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lincoln County – After officially occupying the former RSI Marble facility located off Generals Blvd. in October of 2009, today Spantek celebrates with a ribbon cutting ceremony organized by LEDA. Headquartered in Hopkins, MN Spantek moved its North Carolina plant from Greensboro to Lincolnton in order to better serve their current clients and develop new clients throughout the east and southeastern corridor.

Spantek is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of expanded metal and is a recognized leader in the expanded metal industry, designing and manufacturing custom-sized expanded metal coils and blanks for original equipment manufacturers.

Spantek’s decision to re-locate to Lincoln County looks to be a positive move; the expanded metal company has already obtained several customers here locally.

Rod Miller, Spantek President, “Due to growth, Spantek acquired a facility in Greensboro, NC ten years ago; within that ten year span, that business doubled. We as a company then decided that in order to continue that growth we needed to be within a fifty mile range of our key customers. After looking at five counties within the Charlotte Region and four different facilities, we decided that Lincolnton was by far the most helpful, and would be the most rewarding for us. This is a great community and we are proud to be a part of it now. It goes without saying, the employees of Spantek are the ones that make it all happen and we appreciate each one.”

Mayor John Gilleland, “We are very pleased to have Spantek locate their business here in Lincolnton. We look forward to the growth of their business and the creation of jobs. I am sure they will find Lincolnton a great place to do business and we welcome them here. Thank you LEDA for helping to bring another strong company to Lincolnton.”

“On behalf of LEDA, we are excited to have Spantek become part of our community and LEDA’s existing business program. We invite you to take advantage of all that Lincoln County has to offer.” Says Tom Anderson, board member of the Lincoln Economic Development Association.

About LEDA

Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office and commercial development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County. LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an enhancement of the standard of living by creating more and better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County; an increase and diversified tax base to provide needed community services. The organization’s goals include retention and expansion of existing business; attraction of diversified base industries and improvement of the overall business climate within Lincolnton and Lincoln County.

Contact Information:

Spantek

Rod Miller, President

1-800-828-7785 Ext. 102

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