(Edenton, NC) Keith and Kerry Chesworth are proud to announce the opening of Vibworth International’s sales office at the NC East regional incubator in Edenton, North Carolina, USA. Vibworth manufactures vibrating screens and hydraulic breakers for the mining industry. This is an expansion from South Africa for Keith & Kerry.
Keith and Kerry began operations in 2005 in Brits, South Africa. They have manufactured approximately 900 screens for the South African market. Keith hopes to begin USA operations by the Spring of 2020.
“The North Carolina East Alliance has been invaluable in helping us establish a new company in America” says Keith Chesworth. “We met Vann Rogerson in South Africa in May 2019 and he & staff have done an excellent job assisting us with visas, incorporating, bank accounts, tax planning, and establishing a presence in the U.S. This is our 3rd visit to the NC East Region.”
“We want to welcome Keith and Kerry to Edenton. Our town is excited to have Vibworth begin its sales operation with us. We look forward to assisting with their future growth as needed” says Edenton Mayor Roland Vaughan.
In 2020, Vibworth hopes to find a building for its maintenance and assembly operation. By year 3, Vibworth hopes to be manufacturing in North Carolina. By year 5, the company expects to have a minimum of 25 employees operating in a 30,000 (or larger) sq ft manufacturing facility.
“Global entrepreneurs are a focus of the NC East Alliance Board” says Mark Hamblin, Chairman. “Our staff has the technical expertise and skilled partners to help a foreign company begin operations in the USA. We believe that we can make the North Carolina East Region a mid-Atlantic East Coast hub for entrepreneurs. So far, we have helped 5 foreign companies incorporate in North Carolina. We have many more in the pipeline. We thank Vibworth for selecting Eastern North Carolina and selecting our organization as their USA start-up partner.”
The NCEast Alliance is a regional economic organization headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. In addition to traditional economic development services, NC East has a special focus on assisting global entrepreneurs begin operations in the USA and has successfully assisted local companies grow a local workforce through its STEM East and STEM Northeast initiatives. For more information, contact Trey Goodson, Regional Economic Developer.
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