Perdue announces 131 new jobs with GKN Driveline


Governor Bev Perdue announced on June 15 that GKN Driveline, a major manufacturer of automotive driveline components, will expand its presence in Person County. The company plans to create 131 jobs over the next five years and invest $24.1 million. The project was made possible in part by state grants from the Job Development Investment Grant and the One North Carolina Fund award. The N.C. Department of Commerce’s Bernard Torain was the developer on this project.

GKN Driveline is a world leader in automotive driveline systems and solutions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GKN plc, which serves the automotive, aerospace and land systems markets globally.

“This new investment in our North Carolina operations will allow us to better supply our world-leading driveline systems and will allow us to further strengthen our customer base. This expansion is the next stage of our growth in North Carolina,” said GKN Driveline Americas President Max Owen. Read more.