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Automotive Company Expands in Lincoln County

On June 8, 2010, Cataler North America at Lincoln County Industrial Park celebrated the groundbreaking for its second building expansion since their start of production in 2002. This expansion will add 61,000 SF to its existing facility, as well as additional parking lot space.

Headquartered in Kakegawa, Japan, Cataler is a leading automotive catalyst manufacturer, and parts supplier for Toyota, GM and Subaru. The catalyst is a key component in vehicle emissions technology. Cataler is committed to providing cost-effective solutions that will benefit society through a cleaner environment.

Building construction is expected to begin immediately and continue into January 2011. Current investment plans include equipment installation over the next two years. Soon thereafter, Cataler expects to invest in additional equipment needed to strengthen future business opportunities.

Cataler is deeply appreciative of the support it has received from the City of Lincolnton, Lincoln County and the State of North Carolina, and looks forward to working with the local community toward mutually benefitting from this expansion.

“We are honored to have Cataler as a part of our community, in these days of economic uncertainty it is truly exciting to see a company expanding in Lincoln County. I want to thank Cataler North America for their continued commitment to Lincoln County and to LEDA for their efforts in working to keep existing businesses in our county.” Alex Patton, chairman Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

Lincoln Economic Development Association, chairman Pete Acker, “We are pleased that Cataler North America is in a position once again to expand their facility, this is a positive and welcomed example in these economic times. We appreciate their continued contribution to Lincoln County and look forward to their future success.”

About LEDA

Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial and office 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 and an increased 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.