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Inside Kooks Headers and Exhaust, Mooresville

Inside Kooks Headers and Exhaust, Mooresville

Kooks Headers and Exhaust is pleased to showcase their new Mooresville facility and announce that they are open for business.  Kooks Headers and Exhaust recently announced a $3.2 million investment into Iredell County.

Kooks Headers and Exhaust is a second generation family owned and operated business.  George Kryssing, Jr., AKA Kook, Jr., is CEO and President.

Kooks Headers and Exhaust have been in the industry for over 50 years with concentrated efforts in racing. The company has been heavily involved in various types of racing such as drag to circle track, road racing, motorcycle and offshore boats events.

“Kooks has helped set records and win races,” said Kook, Jr.  “The second operation located in Mooresville provides us new opportunities to expand our capabilities.”

Kooks currently employs 87 people.  They anticipate with this second location hiring an additional 10 people.

The Kooks family relocated from Long Island, NY to Statesville, NC in 2009.  Late Papa Kook faced many growth barriers in New York relating to high taxes, cost of land and labor shortages.  Since the company’s relocation and opening their doors in North Carolina, they have experienced triple growth numbers.

“North Carolina has given our company the ability to diversify in the automotive industry.  Our work ranges from custom, motorsports, modern muscles cars and private label/contract,” said Kook, Jr.

“We are pleased to be opening up shop in Mooresville, the community has been very welcoming and easy to work with through this expansion process. I encourage the public to stop by and check out our new location and meet the family,” said Kook, Jr.

“Working with Kook, Jr. and Danielle, Sharon Murdock, and the staff at Kooks Custom Headers has been a pleasure.  I look forward to working with them more in the future, they are definitely a company on the move,” said Chris Younger, Director of Business Development at Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation.



George Kryssing, Jr. aka,Kook, Jr.


Danielle and George Kryssing



Written by: Jessica Stewart, Director of Communications, MSIEDC

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