Japanese, German companies to add 100-plus jobs in Mecklenburg County

Two internationally based companies are expected to add more than 100 jobs combined in Mecklenburg County. Yokohama Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co., and Kurz, a hot stamping and coating technology company based in Furth, Germany, will add new jobs in Cornelius and Huntersville, respectively, according to the Charlotte Chamber. Yokohama Tire will open a research and development facility in Cornelius, adding 56 jobs and nearly $5.9 million in investment, while Kurz will build a new, $18 million North American headquarters in Huntersville and hire for 90 new positions by 2022.

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