TARBORO – A Korean manufacturer will expand its Tarboro, North Carolina campus over a three year period, investing nearly $27 million.

The company, LS Cable & System USA, noted in a statement that was shared with WRAL TechWire that the investment of $26.9 million in its current facility will increase manufacturing capacity, and enable the company to add an additional 86 employees.

Currently, the plant has 188 staff members, the company noted in a statement.  The expansion is due to increasing demand and “growing needs of our customer base,” said Bobby Piner, the company’s manufacturing manager, in the statement.

According to the company’s careers webpage, there are currently 11 job openings at the Tarboro plant.

The company designs, manufactures, and distributes cable products and its customers are members of the energy sector across commercial, industrial, renewable, and utility market segments, the company statement notes.

LS Cable & System USA originally invested in the facility starting in 2012.  It currently manufactures low- and medium-voltage cables.

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership, a public-private industrial recruitment agency dedicated to the economic development of the Eastern North Carolina, shared the statement with WRAL TechWire.  The Carolinas Gateway Partnership works to boost economic development in  Edgecombe County, the City of Rocky Mount, the Town of Tarboro, and the Town of Nashville.

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