Charlotte Business Journal – August 14, 2012
The auto parts maker will add as many as 30 jobs to its 152-employee work force in Concord as part of the 50,000-square-foot expansion.
The addition will bring the Oiles headquarters building to 129,000 square feet.
“We are pleased to be a member of this community,” says Hiroshi Suda, president of Oiles America. The company is a subsidiary of Oiles Corp. of Tokyo.
About 75 company executives and local leaders attended the groundbreaking ceremony this morning at the plant site.
“Charlotte is really stepping into the future as the great international city of the Southeast,” says John Cox, president of Cabarrus Regional Development.
Concord Mayor Scott Padgett says the most important additions to the Oiles plant are the jobs. “That’s going to allow 30 people to have jobs and the pride that they are providing for their families,” he says.
Several of the new jobs will be in the research section at the plant, says Doug McCabe, Oiles America human resources manager. Others will support a new production line to make the company’s bearings and sleeves, which don’t require oiling and other maintenance.