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Honda supplier to expand in Tarboro

Posted February 2

The Keihin Carolina System Technology plant in Tarboro produces components for Honda Acuras.

— A company that assembles and tests electrical components for Honda vehicles plans to expand its Edgecombe County operations, adding 42 jobs over the next three years, officials said Thursday.

Keihin Carolina System Technology will invest more than $13 million at its Tarboro plant.

The company, a unit of Japan’s Keihin Corp., has operated in Tarboro since 1998 and currently employs 400 people there. Engine control units produced at the 147,000-square-foot plant are shipped to Honda assembly sites in the U.S., Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Keihin Carolina will hire production associates and technical staff, and the average salary for the new positions will be $32,230, plus benefits.

The company qualified for a grant of $150,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance matched by local governments for economic development projects. Companies receive no upfront money and must meet job and investment targets to obtain the funds.

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