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Jobs Watch: $28.7 Milllion Investment Coming To Union County PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 05:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Scott Technologies, Inc. is expanding its commitment to Union County. The company will invest $28.7 million in Monroe over the next five years, supporting 67 new jobs at the location.

Scott Safety is headquartered in Monroe and is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams around the world.

The company employees more than 500 in Monroe already. The update will touch infrastructure and machinery.

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $150,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for the reimbursement.  The One NC Fund also requires and is contingent upon local matches.

 
Local Officials Workshop To Address Liability Issues For Local Government PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 02 March 2015 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Elected and appointed officials in city and county government are being encouraged to attend a workshop on legal liability later this week in Montreat. The "I Second That Motion and When Lawyers Attack" session is being taught by UNC School of Government faculty members Norma Houston and Trey Allen.

Topics included in the portion of the workshop dedicated to legal liability issues imclude common legal claims, vicarious liability of local governments, personal liability of officials and employees, government immunity, and public official immunity.

The session will be held Thursday, March 5 at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat.

Complete information is available at http://www.sog.unc.edu/sites/www.sog.unc.edu/files/2015%20Procedural%20Rules%20%20Liability.pdf

 
Jobs Watch: New Production Facility Brings 138 Jobs To Henderson County PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 27 February 2015 06:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Henderson County has joined the counties that are attracting new jobs, thanks to North Carolina's continuing economic recovery.

RAUMEDIC, Inc. will be locating its first U.S. production facility and headquarters in Henderson County and creating 138 new jobs over the next five years.  The company plans to invest $26.3 million in the town of Mills River. The details come from a statement released by the governor's office.

The average annual salary will be $55,419, significantly higher than the average annual wage of Henderson County, which is $34,256.
 
RAUMEDIC manufactures polymer components for devices and its products are used in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.  It has approximately 580 employees and is part of the REHAU group, a Polymer Specialist, employing 18,000 people worldwide.  
 
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $500,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for reimbursements. OneNC also requires and are contingent upon local matches. 

 
Jobs Watch: Shalag US To Invest $16 Million In Granville County Town of Oxford PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 06:15

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Get ready, Oxford. Shalag US's expansion of its production facility will bring 40 new jobs to the Granville County town over the next three years as part of the company's $16 mlllion investment.

The average salary is pegged at more than $35,000.

Shalag US is the North American division of Shalag Industries Ltd., an Israel-based company that produces non-woven materials, for the hygienic and wipes markets, according to an announcement from Gov. Pat McCrory's office.

Seventy-four people are currently employed at the facility.
 
The main factor in the Oxford plant expansion is the company's objective to increase its range of products and reach more customers.  The current plant will be enlarged and  specialized equipment added for an additional production line. This enhancement will raise the efficiency of production and work processes, both on the additional manufacturing line as well as on existing lines.  

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000.

 
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