Revlon is expanding operations at its plant near Oxford, creating 55 full-time jobs over three years and investing $16.1 million to add production capacity for its Elizabeth Arden line of products.
“We are committed to the state of North Carolina and pleased to be making a significant economic investment at our largest manufacturing plant in the world,” said Alan Blake, chief supply chain officer for Revlon, a global cosmetics and beauty care products company headquartered in New York City.
Revlon Consumer Products Corporation offers a diverse portfolio of cosmetics, skin care, hair color and beauty care brands. The company employs more than 1,300 people in North Carolina. The Granville County expansion will add fragrance-filling and assembly lines to its operation and include the installation of new equipment.
“Our Revlon and Elizabeth Arden brands are growing globally and the plant expansion in Oxford will enable us to in-source production of fragrances and Elizabeth Arden skin care and color cosmetics to meet increased consumer demand,” Blake said.
In an announcement today, Gov. Roy Cooper said: “Revlon has found success in North Carolina thanks to our top-flight workforce and exceptional business climate. This expansion is the latest example of the confidence global companies place in our state and our workers.”
Salaries for the new jobs will vary by position but will average $37,679, in line with Granville County’s average wage.
A performance-based grant of $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Revlon’s expansion in Granville County. The One N.C. Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments.
“We appreciate the commitment that Revlon has made to our community,” said state Rep. Larry Yarborough. “Revlon has been a tremendous asset, as well as one of our top employers.”
Regional Industry Manager Harry Swendsen of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina supported this project, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the state General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Granville County, Granville County Public Schools, and the Granville County Economic Development Commission.