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Brazilian company breaks ground on county shell building

Pictured is a rendition of the Maistro Investments shell building. A groundbreaking ceremony at the Lincoln County Industrial Park was held on Friday.

Pictured is a rendition of the Maistro Investments shell building. A groundbreaking ceremony at the Lincoln County Industrial Park was held on Friday.

Staff report

A Brazilian company is investing in Lincoln County with the construction of a 45,000 square-foot shell building in the Lincoln County Industrial Park.
Executive Eduardo Maistro, sole shareholder of Maistro Investments, LLC, along with the Lincoln Economic Development Association and several community leaders, celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction on Friday.
According to a press release, Panico Peres, President and CEO of No Borders Consulting Group and former board member of LEDA, played an instrumental role in Maistro Investments’ decision to locate in Lincoln County. Through the help of No Borders, Maistro hired firms for architectural, engineering and construction services from the Charlotte region.
“When I first presented the opportunity to Eduardo, I showed him LCIP on the LEDA website and pointed out the quality of his future neighbors — he was quite impressed,” Panico said in the press release. “Then, during his visit to the Charlotte region, he simply loved the accessibility to the park and the fact that it was so close to Charlotte’s International Airport.”
During his tour of Lincoln County and through discussions with LEDA, Maistro realized Lincoln County’s Industrial Park, located off of Highway 321, was an ideal location for the construction of the 45,000 square-foot building. Located on approximately 11 acres, the building will offer 26-foot high ceilings and loading docks, and will be expandable to 110,000 square feet.
“I am very happy that No Borders, through my friend Panico, suggested this location for my investments,” Maistro said. “The quality of the companies already located in the industrial park showed me the result of LEDA’s historical success, and it gives me confidence in their ability to use our prime product in order to bring more jobs to Lincoln County.”
“We can now add Maistro Investments LLC to the stellar list of companies that recognize the significance of what the Lincoln County Industrial Park has to offer,” LEDA Board Chair Bo King said in the press release. “The LEDA team will make sure this spec building is filled with a quality manufacturer that will bring jobs for our citizens for many years to come.”
County commissioner Cecilia Martin shared her gratitude not only to Maistro Investments, but to the Shrum family, who farmed much of the land that is now known as Lincoln County Industrial Park.
“I would like to thank Maistro Investments for taking a chance on Lincoln County to build their first spec building; I also want to thank the Shrum family for allowing the vision and development of this park to take place,” Martin said. “I look forward to seeing the completion of the building which will allow LEDA to market and fill with a strong company that will create many jobs and increase our tax base.”

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