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Canadian Company Locates in Lincoln County

Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) has assisted Main Filter USA Inc, a Canadian based company who manufactures industrial hydraulic filters, in securing the former Doug Herbert Performance Parts facility in Lincolnton, NC for their US manufacturing plant.

Steve Turmaine, owner and president of Main Filter USA, Inc contacted LEDA back in September with an interest in finding a facility in Lincoln County to expand his Canadian company. After reviewing the options in both North and South Carolina, Lincoln County was determined as the perfect place for growing his company.

“I was very pleasantly surprised with the way we have been received by the community as a whole. The level of assistance and cooperation we have been given has greatly exceeded any expectations.

It was my pleasure to work with all of the wonderful people at LEDA. The caliber of their efforts was the final determining factor in our decision to locate here.

We look forward to becoming an active part of our new community,” says, Steve Turmaine, President Main Filter USA, Inc.

Main Filter USA, Inc. will make an initial investment of $2,000,000 in equipment and machinery which qualified for city and county incentives approved on September 8, 2011 by the city council and September 19, 2011 by the board of commissioners. The company will initially provide 20 jobs increasing to 100 over a five year period. David Spratley with the NC Department of Commerce assisted with state tax credits which Main Filter USA, Inc. will also qualify for.

LEDA also assisted the Canadian company in obtaining quotes for various services such as insurance, banking, employment agencies, electrical, signage, and lawn care from local business as well as assisting with their permitting needs.

“We are pleased that Main Filter, USA has selected Lincoln County for their new facility and welcome them to our active and successful existing business community. Main Filter, USA will offer new and expanded employment opportunities to the citizens of Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton and continue the diversification of our business an industry base that is so important in these challenging economic times.” Tom Anderson, Chairman Lincoln Economic Development Association

“In these economic times, it is especially exciting to see new industries such a Main Filter select Lincolnton as a home for their business. We look forward to seeing them succeed and grow within our community.” Mayor John Gilleland.

Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Chair, Alex Patton says, “We want to welcome Main Filter USA Inc to Lincoln County. We look forward to Main Filter being a part of our community and we thank them for choosing Lincoln County to call home. In spite of severe economic times, LEDA continues to work hard to show companies that Lincoln County is the place to build their future. With a business friendly environment, low taxes, and easy access to major interstates Lincoln County is the perfect place to call home. We thank all those who made this addition to our family of businesses possible.”

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, improvement of the overall business climate within Lincolnton and Lincoln County and growing stage 2 entrepreneurial companies.

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