LS Tractor USA is expanding its Nash County operations in a move that will bring 31 new jobs to the area in the next five years, according to a press release on Gov. Roy Cooper's site.
LS Tractor is investing $11.5 million in the Battleboro project.
“Nash County is a wonderful place to live, work and do business, and I’m pleased that LS Tractor USA has decided to keep growing right here,” Cooper said. “North Carolina’s exceptional workforce, business climate and commitment to education encourage companies to expand in our state time and again.”
LS Tractor USA sells and distributes agricultural equipment made by South Korean company LS Mtron. LS Tractor’s corporate headquarters and main location is in Battleboro, with additional locations in several other states.
“Since 2009, LS Tractor USA has become part of North Carolina and has experienced very successful growth based on collaboration with the North Carolina government and Nash County,” Joey Sim, director of sales and marketing at LS Tractor USA, said. “LS Mtron has very strong confidence in our continuous growth and our relationship with the local community, which make them willing to increase business and investment for the future here.”
Salaries for the new jobs will vary, but the average is expected to be more than $44,000, compared to the county average of $38,105.
“LS Tractor’s expansion in Battleboro is a testament to our people, our community colleges and our business climate,” state Rep. Bobbie Richardson (D-Louisburg) said. “I congratulate LS Tractor on advancing into a new phase as a company.”