Saturday January 30, 2016
BSH Home Appliances Corporation (BSH) announced in December 2015 plans to expand their New Bern operations over the next five years. They will invest close to $80 million and add 460 jobs that include administration, logistics and production jobs.
BSH is headquartered in Irvine, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH that is located in Munich, Germany. BSH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe, a leading manufacturer in North America and one of the leading companies in appliances worldwide. BSH produces top of the line cooktops, dishwashers, ovens and ranges at their New Bern facilities.
The majority of BSH’s appliances are manufactured in New Bern or the La Follette, TN manufacturing facilities. As of December 2015 there were a total of 1,000 people at the New Bern facilities. The BSH expansion in New Bern will include the central distribution and call center as well as a new facility slated to be developed on over a 20 acre industrial park tract that’s adjacent to BSH’s New Bern distribution facility.
The expansion is excellent news for New Bern’s economy, homes in new bern nc residents and those considering a move to the area. The average annual salary in Craven County is $34,897. The state Department of Commerce reports average salaries for these new BSH positions will be no less than $42,188 annually. In addition, BSH was awarded with the state’s Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program. With the JDIG program, BSH will be eligible to collect close to up $4.1 million in total reimbursements as it expands.
Pat McCrory, governor of North Carolina, attributes BSH’s great relation with New Bern and the quality of workers for reasons why BSH has chosen to expand in Craven County versus expanding in another city or state.
“It wouldn’t be happening if they didn’t have the talent already here,” McCrory said. “This was a team effort, including the state of North Carolina.”
We hope you would consider purchasing a JC Jackson home if you are in the market for a new home or planning to relocate to the area because of the BSH expansion. We offer an array of homes in new bern nc in the Craeberne Forest, Lindenrain, Longleaf Pines communities. Give us a call at 252-838-1590 to learn more.
This post was written by JC Jackson Builders