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Press Release-Industrial Incentive Grants-Huber, Kirk & Matz, Race City Steel




John Dancoff Phone: 704-732-1511 ext. 2
Lincoln Economic Development Association Email: john@lincolneda.org
502 East Main Street Web: www.lincolneda.org
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Lincolnton, NC, August 1st, 2022 – John Dancoff, Existing Business Manager for Lincoln Economic Development Association, presented requests for three Lincoln County Industrial Incentive Grants to the county commissioners on Monday, August 1st, 2022. The total investments were just under $46 million and will create close to 80 new jobs.
The first went to Huber Technology. Huber is located in the Airlie Industrial Park and is a wastewater equipment manufacturer providing products and services to the US and Canadian markets. They will be investing $39.5 million in the construction of a 122,000 sqft addition and equipment. Creating at least 46 new jobs. In return, the county will provide $210,228 per year for eight years after the completion of the project. Henk-Jan van Ettekoven, President of Huber Technology, stated, “We truly enjoy doing business in Lincoln County, and look forward to continued success.

The second request was for Kirk & Matz located at 3390 Denver Drive, in Denver NC. Kirk & Matz is a manufacturer of awards and trophies. Kirk & Matz will be investing $775,000 in a new building and additional equipment at their current location. In return, the county will provide $3,027 per year for three years after the completion of the project. Victor Matz, stated, “Since 2006 when we moved to Lincoln County, we have found a willing partner in the Lincoln Economic Development Association. We look forward to many more years of success.”

The third request was for Race City Steel. Race City Steel is located at 4052 North NC 16 Business in Denver NC. Race City Steel will be investing $5.6 million in equipment and the building of a new facility creating 30 new jobs. In return, the county will provide $24,883 per year in grants for five years after the completion of the project. Damon Luck, President of Race City Steel stated, “Lincoln County has been a great place to do business, and we look forward to many more years in this community”.

Kim Phillips, board chair for Lincoln Economic Development Association offered her congratulations. “These companies have been a great asset to Lincoln County. LEDA is grateful they have decided to continue their success in Lincoln County and looking forward to working with them as they continue the growth of investment and employment opportunities.”

Cliff Brumfield, director of Lincoln Economic Development Association, stated: “Each of these industries’ decision to further invest here is a testament to their commitment not only to our community but also to their employees. We are thankful for their confidence in Lincoln County.”