Leonard Automatics Moves to New Park in Denver Leonard Automatics was the first industry to break ground at Denver’s Balsom Ridge Business Park. They moved to Denver, North Carolina in 1980 and into the Denver Industrial Park in 1985 to begin manufacturing its own line of finishing equipment for the garment manufacturing industry. They also expanded into the industrial laundry market with a line of finishers for rental uniform companies at that time. "We’re really looking forward to this new location," says Jeff Frushtick, Owner and President of Leonard Automatics, Inc. "Our continuous growth as a company finally surpassed the last facility space and this new 30,000 square-foot building with 5,000 square feet of office space will take us to the next level," adds Frushtick. The new expansion means added production and additional employees for the company. Now recognized as world leaders of product design and services in the industry, the company’s reputation of excellence and innovation sets them apart for long-term success.
"Our continuous growth as a company finally surpassed the last facility space and this new space will take us to the next level." – Jeff Frushtick, Owner and President of Leonard Automatics, Inc.
Cataler North America Increases Their Capacity Cataler North America installed additional manufacturing equipment in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. The $16.3 million investment will consist of equipment expansions, facility improvements and plans to bring in an initial 50 new jobs. Cataler Corporation is headquartered in Japan and is a leading manufacturer of catalysts for cleaning automobile emissions. The catalysts are designed to meet the particular needs of customers both in Japan and overseas, and are produced at plants in five different countries around the world. "Lincoln County has proved that it was an excellent choice for the location of our business. Our goal is to continue to be a good corporate citizen and employer for the area," says Rick Yoshikawa, President of Cataler North America. "We are pleased that Cataler North America has made this decision to once again expand their operation in Lincoln County. This decision will make further economic opportunities available to the citizens of Lincoln County and reflects Cataler North America’s continuing confidence in and commitment to Lincoln County," says Lincoln County Commissioner Chairman, Tom Anderson.
"Lincoln County has proved that it was an excellent choice for the location of our business." 5
– Rick Yoshikawa, President of Cataler North America.
A review of the 2008-2009 fiscal year for the Lincoln Economic Development Association