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German Company Breaks Ground on New Facility

Lincoln County – The Lincoln Economic Development Association hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for Sennebogen on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Despite the weather, there was great crowd who came out to support the new German company. Among the guest speakers were Tom Anderson, chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners; Sam Kleto, president of SC Hondros & Associates and Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen.

Sennebogen is a fifty year old company from Straubing, Germany who manufacturers the world’s most specialized bulk material-handling equipment. In July of this year, Sennebogen announced their plans to invest $5.1 million into a 48,000 square foot parts distribution, training and technical support center in Eastern Lincoln County. The facility is expected to be operational in early 2009 and promises to bring twenty-five new jobs to Lincoln County.

“LEDA’s assistance from the beginning all the way through the permitting process has been outstanding. We have the utmost confidence in the Lincoln Economic Development Association and their ability to support our growth now and in the future.” say, Mr. Lannes, president of Sennebogen.

Commissioner Tom Anderson, “I am excited that Sennebogen is the second German company to make an announcement within the last two weeks; following Hof Textiles equipment expansion announcement last week. I support you completely and offer my assistance in any way.”

About LEDA

Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office and commercial development in Lincoln and Lincoln County. LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an increased tax base and enhances the standard of living by creating better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County. The organization’s goals include expanding existing business and industry, developing and encouraging investment by new business and industry and fostering cooperation between business, government, schools and the community.