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11/27/2018

Canadian Manufacturer Cascades Investing $58M and Adding 66 Jobs at Scotland County Plant

Canada-based Cascades Holdings U.S., Inc. is investing $58 million in modernizing and expanding its operations in Wagram, North Carolina, a project that will create 66 new jobs in Scotland County over the next two years. “International manufacturers like Cascades are thriving in North Carolina,” said Gov. Roy Cooper. “Our state’s global reputation attracts new investments…
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11/25/2018

Australian Era Polymers to Open First U.S. Plant in Stanly

Era Polymers Corporation, an Australian manufacturer specializing in polyurethane chemistry, will open its first industrial facility in the United States, creating 20 new jobs in Gaston County. The company plans to invest $9.2 million in Stanley. “Advanced manufacturers from around the world continue to choose North Carolina as the ideal place to expand,” Gov. Roy…
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11/05/2018

Site Selection Ranks North Carolina No. 2 Best Business Climate for 4th Straight Year

For the fourth consecutive year, North Carolina ranks as the No. 2 state to do business, according to Site Selection magazine. North Carolina scored a total of 99 points across all categories in the 2018 Top State Business Climate Rankings, just two points behind top-ranked Georgia with 101 points. Rounding out the top five spots in…
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10/22/2018

Asheville-Based Maker of Kombucha Tea Adding 28 Jobs at Madison County Brewery

Asheville-based Kombucha Mamas, a locally owned natural beverage company more commonly known as BUCHI, is expanding its facility in Marshall, North Carolina, creating 28 new jobs and investing $2 million  in Madison County initially with plans to invest up to $7 million there over the next three years. Salaries for the new jobs will vary…
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10/22/2018

Automotive Manufacturer Enforge Adding 44 Jobs, Doubling Its Stanly County Workforce

Enforge, a manufacturer of steel-formed suspension and steering assemblies for automotive companies, is adding 44 new jobs at its Albemarle plant, adding hot forging capabilities in a $4 million expansion that will more than double its workforce in Stanly County. Enforge, a subsidiary of Angstrom Automotive Group located in  Grand Rapids, Michigan, produces control arms, suspension…
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10/16/2018

Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer Locating $35M Plant and 384 New Jobs in Roxboro

POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, is opening a $35.3 million manufacturing and distribution center in Roxboro, North Carolina, that will create 384 new jobs over five years in Person County. “We are excited about opening our new full-scale production campus in North Carolina,” said POLYWOOD Chief Executive Officer Doug Rassi….
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10/05/2018

North Carolina Ranks Third Nationwide in Competitive Corporate Income Taxes

North Carolina’s corporate income tax ranks No. 3 in the nation in terms of its competitiveness for business, according to a high-profile comparison of business tax climates across the U.S. Corporate tax is one of five categories the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation considers in producing its annual State Business Tax Climate Index. The nonpartisan, pro-business…
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09/26/2018

Partners Deploy to Help NC Small Businesses Recover from Hurricane

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is one of several leading industry-support organizations that have banded together to take calls and provide assistance to small- to mid-size businesses needing immediate help in recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Florence. Collaboration is critical to providing a more streamlined and efficient recovery response to help…
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09/26/2018

Global Maker of Dental Products Expanding in Charlotte, Creating 320 New Jobs

Dentsply Sirona, a global manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, is investing $3 million in a Charlotte expansion expected to create 320 jobs over three years. “North Carolina has the right ingredients for success for manufacturers and life sciences companies, including skilled, experienced workers,” said state Gov. Roy Cooper. “Dentsply Sirona’s decision proves again…
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09/25/2018

Pennsylvania Industrial Machinery Maker Opening New Plant in New Bern

McGuckin & Pyle, Inc., a manufacturer of custom lamination and processing equipment, is locating a new plant in New Bern, North Carolina, creating 33 new jobs and investing $2.25 million. The company will bring mechanical and electrical control system assembly and machinery services to New Bern. “Much of our state is hurting after Hurricane Florence….
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09/06/2018

National General Insurance Adding 626 Jobs in $12M Winston-Salem Expansion

National General Insurance, a property and casualty insurance company, plans to expand its operations in Winston-Salem to create 626 new jobs over five years. The company currently employs 1,405 people in North Carolina. The company, a subsidiary of National General Holdings Corp., plans to invest $12.2 million in the expansion by the end of 2022. “National…
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08/29/2018

Publix to Build $300M Greensboro Distribution Center Creating Up to 1,000 New Jobs

Publix Super Markets, Inc. will build a refrigerated distribution center in Guilford County by the end of 2022 as part of a multiphase project and has plans to create up to 1,000 jobs by 2025. The company is expected to invest up to $300 million in the first phase of the project. “Publix recognizes North…
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