According to the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Claremont. Over the next three years, Pöppelmann Plastics USA plans to create 100 new jobs and invest a minimum of $19 million in a new 100,000 square foot building on the company’s existing campus. Salaries for the new employees will vary by position, but the new positions will meet Catawba County’s average annual wage of $43,920.
Pöppelmann Plastics USA has operated a manufacturing facility in Claremont since 2007 producing products such as plastics pots and cultivation systems for the professional horticultural industry as part of the parent company’s TEKU division. The Claremont facility additionally manufactures plastic components for a growing automotive customer base in the Southeastern United States through its K-TECH Division. Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG, established in 1949 in Lohne, Germany, and its 2,500 global employees create solutions for the automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and medical markets in addition to the commercial horticulture industry.
Pöppelmann Plastics USA plans to hire a variety of employees for the new manufacturing operation in areas of production (injection molding machine operator/setup technician), maintenance, quality, sales/office, and warehouse. Interested applicants can apply for immediate openings by contacting the recruiting team at (866) 886-1556 or emailing email@example.com.
Local incentives will be considered for the project at upcoming public hearings by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and Claremont City Council.
In addition to the City of Claremont and Catawba County, other key partners in the project include the N.C. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Catawba County EDC, Western Piedmont Council of Governments, and Edifice General Contractors.