PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The sweet sound of new jobs could be heard this afternoon in Pender County as Mojotone got a major upgrade.
Mojotone is a company that makes components for electric guitars, amplifiers, and sound systems. Dozens of people including staff, local and state leaders were there as the company held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new 40,000 square-foot home in Burgaw.
“I think we had maybe 20 people to 62 now. So it’s been a pretty exciting ride,” Guitar Parts Manager David Shepherd said.
The company already tripled employment while creating new jobs for music lovers.
“Records are being made with stuff I have a hand in getting out. So it’s pretty neat,” employee Chris Millard said. “I’ve always said if I couldn’t make my money playing music then I wanted to make my money making these guys. So it’s kind of a dream.”
Mojotone sells equipment across the nation and in Europe.
“We’ve done stuff for you know Rush, Green Day, ZZ Top. You name it we’ve probably done something for these guys,” Shepherd said.
Rep. David Rouzer (R-7th District) said the expansion is a true demonstration of the American dream.
“It’s a great example of commitment and drive and the American spirit,” Rouzer said. “It’s gonna create more jobs, bring more jobs to the community, increase the tax base, and help raise the standard of living for those folks who are employed here.”
The Town of Burgaw, Pender County, Wilmington Business Development, and Four County Electric Membership Corporation among others helped make this expansion possible.
“It’s a reflection of all the great partnerships in this area. A lot of people coming together to make it work and to help the community,” Rouzer said.
Mojotone has operated in Pender County since 2005 but outgrew its last facility.
The company has an additional 40,000 square-feet in the back of the building which they plan on using to create even more jobs in the future.