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Aerospace Company to Invest $2.7 Million in Butner PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 11 October 2019 09:06

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., a global aerospace company, will create 126 new jobs in Granville County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The manufacturer will invest $2.7 million to expand their facility in Butner.

“Today, we celebrate National Manufacturing Day, with another global manufacturer selecting North Carolina to expand their operations,” said Governor Cooper. “Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing’s decision is a confirmation to our great quality of life, excellent business climate, and strong manufacturing workforce.”

Since 1974, Ontic has been providing high-quality aerospace equipment, cost-effective solutions and aftermarket support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms. With locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Ontic provides FAA, CAAS, CAAC, TCCA, DCA, EASA Part 21 and 145 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support for civil and military markets. Their portfolio of more than 6,500 maturing and legacy aircraft parts are licensed or acquired from major OEMs such as Honeywell, UTC Aerospace, Safran, Curtiss-Wright, GE Aviation and Thales.

“The strong support and engaging business climate we have seen to date from the state continues to affirm that North Carolina was the right strategic choice for expanding Ontic’s global manufacturing and services footprint”, said Gareth Hall, President and Managing Director of Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. “We continue to be impressed with abilities and performance of our team here in Butner and look forward to aggressively growing our business here with additional investments in people, factory infrastructure, and intellectual property.”

“North Carolina is always a top choice for global manufacturing companies,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Last year, our state exported $32.7 billion in manufactured goods and we know our manufacturing economy will continue to grow with the success of Ontic for many years to come.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce led the state’s support for the company’s decision.

Although salaries will vary depending on the position, the average wage for all new positions could reach up to $55,149. The current average annual wage in Granville County is $40,932.

Ontic’s project in Butner will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $413 million. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $1,386,900 spread over 12 years. 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.

“This is a great way to celebrate Manufacturing Day,” said N.C. Senator Mike Woodard. “We appreciate Ontic’s continued investment in our community and know there are many successes to be shared in the future.”

“Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing’s expansion is a great win for our state” said N.C. Representative Larry Yarborough. “Granville County is ready with a capable workforce near a robust transportation infrastructure to support their global operations.”

Earlier this week, Governor Cooper proclaimed this week North Carolina Manufacturing Week with manufacturing celebrations statewide. With more than 470,000 manufacturing employees across the state, North Carolina has the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast and ninth largest in the nation. Manufacturing accounts for 19% of North Carolina’s economic output at $104.9 billion. Manufacturing week also celebrated an additional 50 jobs in Harnett County on Wednesday and Honeywell’s previous commitment to add 750 new jobs during their headquarters groundbreaking ceremony in Charlotte yesterday.

In addition to North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, Granville County and Granville County Economic Development Department, North Carolina Community College System, Duke Energy, Vance-Granville Community College, Granville County Schools and the Town of Butner.

 

 
District Court Judges Appointed PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:37
Governor Cooper appointed the Honorable William F. “Tripp” Helms and Rex Marvel, to district courts in Union and Mecklenburg counties respectively. 
 
“These judges have remarkable backgrounds and are leaders in their communities,” Gov. Cooper said. “I’m grateful for their continued service.” 
 
William F. “Tripp” Helms, of Monroe, NC, will serve as District Court Judge of District 20B, filling the vacant seat previously held by the Honorable Hunt Gwyn. Judge Helms previously served District 20D, which also serves Union County, as a District Court Judge and Clerk of Superior Court. Helms has served his community with positions on the Union County Board of Education, Monroe Rotary Club and the State Board of Election Compliance Commission on Accountability. Helms received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, his Masters of Theological Studies from the Divinity School at Duke University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College. 
 
Rex Marvel, of Charlotte, NC, will fill the vacant seat created by the retirement of the Honorable Ronald Chapman in District 26, which serves Mecklenburg County. Marvel has previously worked as an assistant public defender at the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, an adjunct professor at Central Piedmont Community College and as a law clerk at the Botswana Court of Appeal. Marvel has served on the Mecklenburg County Bar Community Service Board and the Center for Children’s board and volunteers with the North Carolina Bar Association teaching high schoolers about the legal system. Marvel received his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University.
 
Manufacturer Will Add 120 Jobs In Halifax County PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 September 2019 08:57

PCB Piezotronics of North Carolina, a designer and manufacturer of high-precision sensors used in a variety of test and measurement and industrial settings, will consolidate production operations currently located in China and California to its facility in Halifax County, creating 120 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest nearly $4.5 million in Halifax.

“Rural North Carolina is a great fit for companies to build out their operations,” said Governor Cooper. “Our workers understand modern manufacturing, and along with their communities they are ready to grow with companies like.PCB Piezotronics in Halifax County.”

PCB Piezotronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), designs and builds test and measurement and industrial sensors that measure vibration, shock, pressure and other dynamic forces. PCB recently acquired the Endevco division of Meggitt PLC, which designs and manufactures similar products to those that PCB makes. Endevco currently produces these products in Xaimen, China and Irvine, California. The company’s new project expands its current facility in Halifax County in order to bring these production lines to North Carolina.

“One of the best business decisions that I have ever made was the decision to begin operations in Halifax, North Carolina in 2004 when we had to decide between expanding in our original home of New York State or expanding elsewhere” said David T. Hore, President of PCB Piezotronics. “I have great confidence that our current Halifax workforce of 215 hardworking and dedicated employees will lead this integration in the same exceptional manner as they perform, day in and day out for PCB.”

“North Carolina offers manufacturers a business location that stacks up with top sites around the world,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Major manufacturers like PCB Piezotronics have many choices when seeking a place to do business. This decision confirms once again that our state provides the right ingredients for success.”

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

Although wages will vary depending on position, the average salary for all the new positions will reach $33,760 and PCB also provides world-class benefits, including 100% company paid premiums for health insurance. The Halifax County average wage is $32,216.

PCB’s project in North Carolina will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 10-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by nearly $151 million. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $940,000 spread over 10 years. 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.

“It’s great to see North Carolina and Halifax County successfully compete with world-class manufacturing sites in places like China,” said N.C. Senator Milton Fitch. “We welcome these new jobs to our region.”

“PCB Piezotronics is a valued employer in our community,” said N.C. Representative Michael Wray. “I’m pleased to see the company expand and everyone in Halifax County stands ready to help them grow and succeed here.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the EDPNC on this project were the North Carolina Community College System, Halifax County, and the Halifax County Economic Development Commission.

 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Elects New Chief PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 09:24
Cherokee, N.C. – Current Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed was elected for a four-year term as principal chief last Thursday. Chief Sneed was elected with 55 percent of the vote, defeating Teresa McCoy. The elections were open to enrolled members of the EBCI.
 
“It is a great honor to have been elected to serve the people of the Eastern Band as their Principal Chief,” said Sneed. “Our tribe has seen significant growth in recent years and it’s important to continue stabilizing our government as we continue to grow - recognizing our meaningful history with North Carolina while building a strong future for our community.”
 
Chief Sneed’s race was part of a slate of elections for the tribe, including Alan B. Ensley who was elected Vice Chief over Jim Owle.  
 
Other winners: 
 
Big Cove Council
Richard French, 254 (30.86)
Perry Shell, 217 (26.37)

 

Big Y/Wolfetown Council
Bo Crowe, 717 (42.30)
Chelsea Saunooke, 409 (24.13)

 

Birdtown Council
Boyd Owle, 682 (34.43)
Albert Rose, 589 (29.73)

 

Painttown Council
Dike Sneed, 260 (30.37)
Tommye Saunooke, 255 (29.79)

 

Yellowhill Council
David T. Wolfe, 337 (39.14)
Tom Wahnetah, 250 (29.04)

 

Snowbird/Cherokee County Council

Adam Wachacha, 337 (36.83)

Bucky Brown, 294 (32.13)

 

Big Y School Board

Tara Reed-Cooper, 138 (60.53)

Painttown School Board

Regina Ledford-Rosario, 363 (100)

Yellowhill School Board
Jennifer Thompson, 398 (100)

 

“I congratulate all the candidates who chose to pursue running in this important political process. And for those who were elected alongside me, I look forward to working with each of you to continue our tribe’s progress in the years ahead,” said Sneed. 
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 09:27
 
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