K-FLEX USA Announces 100-Job Expansion in North Carolina

Youngsville, N.C. – K-FLEX USA, a leading manufacturer of flexible elastomeric foam, has announced plans to nearly double its North American operations in size with the expansion of its manufacturing facility in North Carolina. The company will create 100 new jobs and invest $45 million in its facilities and equipment over the next four years.

“We are excited to add to our manufacturing campus in Youngsville and look forward to continuing to be an active member in our community,” said Giuseppe Guarino, President of K-FLEX USA. “This new facility will ensure that K-FLEX USA can continue to meet the growing demand for our products in North America and around the world. We are grateful to Franklin County and the state of North Carolina for their support as we invest in our shared future."

Numerous state dignitaries and partners joined the company in announcing K-FLEX’s expansion. They include Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, NC Transportation, Franklin County and the Franklin County Economic Development Commission.

K-FLEX USA is a leading manufacturer of thermal and acoustic insulation, gaskets, seals and mats designed for buyers in the energy, construction, marine, automotive and athletics industries. K-FLEX USA is a unit of Italy’s IK Insulation Group, which makes and distributes a diversified portfolio of insulation products around the world. For more information, please visit and


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