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New Sennebogen Facility to Open in Lincoln County, N.C.

Fri January 09, 2009 - Southeast Edition
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The Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA), a private, non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office, and commercial development in Lincolnton (near Charlotte) and Lincoln County, N.C., recently recognized Sennebogen’s plans to have its new 53,000 sq. ft. training, technical support and parts distribution center in eastern Lincoln County, operational in early 2009. The facility promises to bring 25 new jobs to Lincoln County.

“We are excited about Sennebogen’s expansion plans in our region,” said Tom Anderson, chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, who was on hand for the facility’s ground-breaking ceremony on an inclement October day. “I support the company completely and offer my assistance in any way.”

Also present at the ceremony were Sam Kleto, president of SC Hondros & Associates, and Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen LLC.

“The Lincoln Economic Development Association’s assistance for this expansion project has been outstanding from the beginning,” said Lannes. “We have the utmost confidence in LEDA and its ability to support our growth now and in the future.”

Exciting times for Sennebogen

“These are exciting times for Sennebogen,” according to Lannes. “Since we entered the North American market in 2000, the company has gone from a virtually unknown to a market leader, thanks in large part to our continuing investment in our distributor network, personnel and parts accessibility — and what we like to call Leading Through Innovation.”

Lannes said that 2008 has been a particularly good year for Sennebogen. “We have been able to recruit outstanding regional sales managers to our Sennebogen team. Our list of outstanding distributors has continued to grow and we delivered the first Sennebogen 880 material handlers, the largest unit produced by the company, to North American customers this year. With the opening of the new facility in Lincoln County, we expect that our growth and expansion will continue. We look forward to sharing our success with the Lincoln Economic Development Association and residents of east Lincoln County.”

About LEDA

Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office and commercial development in Lincoln and Lincoln County. LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an increased tax base and enhances the standard of living by creating better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County. The organization’s goals include expanding existing business and industry, developing and encouraging investment by new business and industry and fostering cooperation between business, government, schools and the community.

For more information on Sennebogen, visit www.sennebogen-na.com.