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New Daumar plant will employ 40, cost $21 million

Aug. 29. Daumar Corp​.,​ a vertically integrated manufacturer of machinery and​ ​the consumables the machinery utilizes to make packaging for the fresh produce industry​, will​ build ​its​ first​ plant in The Park – Huntersville.

Daumar will invest $21​ million ​during the first ​phase of ​constructio​n. The​ 120,000 square-foot facility​ will bring 40 new jobs​ to Lake Norman​. The company specializes in blown film extrusion and knitted netting used in produce packaging across the country.

“We are excited about establishing our first U.S. flexographic printing facility in Huntersville,” said Luis Mendoza,​ of​ Daumar​.​

International advanced manufacturers continue to be a target industry ​for​ Lake Norman Economic Development​, said Ryan McDaniels, ​e​xecutive ​d​irector of​ ​the EDC. ​

​Key partners in​ landing​ the project include Mecklenburg County, the Town of Huntersville and the Charlotte Chamber.​ ​The proposed facility is contingent upon approval of an Economic Development Incentive grant by the Huntersville Town Board of Commissioners.

Daumar produces weighing machines, bagging machines, auxiliary equipment, knitted netting, extruded netting, printed labels and other accessories.

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