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Air Boss Will Add 42 News Jobs In Halifax County PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:25

AirBoss of America Corp. has selected Halifax County for an expansion of its current facility, adding 42 new jobs. The company plans to invest $5.2 million in Scotland Neck with the project.

“Including today's AirBoss announcement, Halifax County has attracted three manufacturing expansions in under a month,” Governor Cooper said. “The talent, infrastructure and focus on collaboration make Halifax County the right choice for businesses that are ready to grow and thrive.”

“AirBoss is excited to announce this expansion,” said Chief Operation Officer Chris Bitsakakis. ”We are increasing our production capacity in response to the incredible trust our customers have shown us in the past year as they filled our existing production capacity in our Scotland Neck facility. The growth and success of our Scotland Neck plant is a testament to our dedicated employees that have worked so diligently to produce a quality product delivered on time to our customers. This expansion demonstrates our continued commitment to the region. We sincerely appreciate the support and partnership with the state, county and city and we look forward to continuing to grow in North Carolina.”

AirBoss develops, manufactures and markets high-quality, proprietary rubber-based products to various industries, including automotive, heavy industry, construction and infrastructure, oil and gas, and defense. Headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, AirBoss operates facilities in Canada and the United states. With this project, AirBoss will install a new mixer line with auxiliary systems to double the facility's current rubber mixing capacity. AirBoss was founded in 1989 and has been in business in Scotland Neck since 2004.

“AirBoss’ expansion adds capacity for their business and strengthens the area’s automotive supply chain,” said Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “This is a win for Halifax County and for the growing manufacturing cluster in Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties.”

N.C. Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. were instrumental in supporting the company’s decision to locate in the state.

Salaries for the new position will vary. Once all positions are filled, the average salary is expected to be $32,136, above the Halifax County average salary of $31,839.

A performance-based grant of $125,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate AirBoss’ expansion in Halifax County. The One NC 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 and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“Halifax County has what manufacturers need to succeed – an experienced workforce and the right infrastructure,” said N.C. Senator Toby Fitch. “I am proud to welcome AirBoss’ expansion in Scotland Neck.”

 

 

 

 

“AirBoss could have easily expanded its other locations and chose to invest in Halifax County because they know this community works together to help us all succeed,” said N.C. Representative Michael Wray.

 

 

 

 

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Halifax County and the Town of Scotland Neck.

 
Honeywell Moves Corporate HQ To Charlotte PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:04

Fortune 100 Honeywell Announces Plan to Bring New Headquarters to Charlotte

 

 

 

 

Strong talent pipeline and exceptional quality of life attract Honeywell to North Carolina

 

 Company plans to bring more than $248 million in investment to Mecklenburg County

 

CHARLOTTE: Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company providing software-oriented solutions for many of the world’s most complex industries, will locate its headquarters in Mecklenburg County, creating 750 well-paying jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The move is contingent upon Monday's anticipated ratification and signing of legislation that has already passed the General Assembly along with approval of state incentives. The company’s move would bring more than $248 million in investment.

 

“With our strong talent, robust infrastructure and unmatched quality of life, including our commitment to education and our low cost of living, North Carolina is the ideal headquarters choice for an elite company like Honeywell,” said Governor Cooper. “Charlotte is perfectly positioned to provide the education and training, infrastructure and amenities to attract and retain Honeywell’s top talent.”

 

With this project, Honeywell plans to relocate the company’s extended senior management team along with its Safety and Productivity Solutions business group headquarters.

 

Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization. Honeywell blends physical products with software to support connected solutions that improve buildings, factories, supply chains, utilities and aircraft, and enable a safer, more comfortable and more productive world.

 

“Many locations vied for this project, and North Carolina will win out because of our talent, training and education opportunities, infrastructure and quality of life,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company, would make Charlotte now the home of seven Fortune 500 headquarters.”

 

The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) led the state’s support for the company’s selection.

 

Honeywell’s headquarters location in Mecklenburg County would be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) contingent upon approval by the state’s Economic Investment Committee. If awarded, state payments only occur following performance verification by the Departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment targets. JDIG projects result in positive net tax revenue to the state treasury, even after taking into consideration the grant’s reimbursement payments to a given company.

 

Partnering with N.C. Commerce and the EDPNC on this project are the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.

 

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Food Manufacturer To Add 129 Jobs In Halifax County PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:02
Reser’s Fine Foods and JBB Packaging Investing in Halifax County
 
Halifax County will see 129 new jobs and $14 million in private investment from two economic development projects with manufacturing companies. Reser’s Fine Foods will create 79 new jobs with an expansion in Halifax, and JBB Packaging will create 50 new jobs with a new facility in Weldon. 
 
“Manufacturing companies choose North Carolina because our workforce has the experience needed to get the job done,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Communities like Halifax County have so much to offer—unique quality of life, easy access to major highways and a growing historic downtown. Through Hometown Strong, we’re getting rural North Carolina the resources it needs to sell these assets to more companies and help current industry thrive.”
 
JBB Packaging, LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer, will open a new plastic film manufacturing facility in Halifax County, creating 50 jobs. The company plans to invest $11 million in Weldon with the project.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2018 11:03
 
Duke And Southpointe Compete For Operating Rooms In Durham County PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 17 December 2018 10:03

Two providers have filed certificate of need applications with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to develop operating rooms in Durham County.  

 
The proposals are as follows: 
Southpoint Surgery Center LLC proposes to develop an ambulatory surgical facility in Durham with four operating rooms and two procedure rooms. The project is expected to cost $12.1 million and would be completed in January 2021. 
 
Duke University Health System Inc. proposes to add four operating rooms at Duke University Hospital for a total of 69 operating rooms. The project is expected to cost $17.2 million and would be completed in July 2021. 
 
A public hearing for these proposals will be held Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. in conference room 104, Brown Building, Dorothea Dix Campus, 801 Biggs Drive, Raleigh.
 
Anyone may file written comments concerning this proposal. Comments must be received by the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section no later than 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.
 
Comments may be submitted as an attachment to an email if they are sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Comments may also be mailed to the following address:
 
            Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section
            Division of Health Service Regulation
            2704 Mail Service Center
            Raleigh, NC 27699-2704
 
For more information contact:
 
            Celia C. Inman, Project Analyst
            Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section
            (919) 855-3873
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Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2018 10:10
 
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