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Tillis Applauds USDA For Naming Research Triangle as Finalist for ERS and NIFA Relocation PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 24 May 2019 14:41
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to select the Research Triangle as one of three finalists to become the new home of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
 
The USDA received expressions of interest from 136 parties in 35 states across the nation. The USDA has held a rigorous site selection process, basing the criteria on quality of life, costs, workforce, and logistics/IT infrastructure. 
 
“It’s a testament to North Carolina’s agriculture industry and our public university system that the Research Triangle is among the three finalists for the relocation of ERS and NIFA,” said Senator Tillis. “Since it was first announced, I have supported USDA’s plans to bring federal resources closer to stakeholders. I applaud USDA for considering North Carolina and I will continue to support USDA as it makes a final decision.”
 
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2019 14:45
 
Food Manufacturer Expands in Montgomery County with $23.8 Million Investment PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 24 May 2019 14:31
AmeriQual Aseptic, a food processing company, will create 76 jobs as it expands its operations in Montgomery County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $23.8 million in expanding its current facility, located in Troy. 
 
“Today’s announcement is the latest example of a manufacturer finding success doing business in North Carolina and expanding their footprint here,” Gov. Cooper said. “For companies like AmeriQual, our strong economy and top-flight workforce make the decision simple.”
 
AmeriQual Aseptic is a high-quality food manufacturer that develops, processes, produces, packages and distributes shelf-stable foods. AmeriQual Aseptic will manufacture high-quality protein beverages using practices that prevent contamination. Their current operations in North Carolina include Carolina Dairy, which manufactures yogurt-based products in Biscoe, and Wright Foods, an aseptic food processor in Troy.
 
“We are very excited about the new operation in Troy,” said Jon Geisler, Executive Vice Chairman of AmeriQual Group Holdings, LLC. “Our mission is to be the leading producer of high-quality shelf stable products in the United States. This new facility gives us critical capacity to serve the rapidly expanding aseptic beverage segment.”
 
“North Carolina is the second largest state for food processing,” said Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland. “With a great supply chain and excellent, low-cost business environment, AmeriQual Aseptic made a great decision to expand in Montgomery County.”
 
The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) were instrumental in supporting the company’s decision to expand to the state. Salaries for the new jobs will vary by position but the average annual wage will be $42,561. The average annual wage in Montgomery County is $35,919.
 
A performance-based grant of $500,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate AmeriQual Aseptic’s new operation in North Carolina. 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.
 
“With more than 30 years in the food industry AmeriQual Aseptic will be a welcomed long-term employer to Troy,” said N.C. Senator Eddie Gallimore. “Bringing 76 jobs and an investment of more than $20 million, this will be a great opportunity for the district.”
 
“This expansion is great news for Montgomery County,” said N.C. Representative Scott Brewer, “We’re thrilled to have a company add more jobs and increase their investment in our community.” 
 
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, North Carolina Community College System, Montgomery Community College, Montgomery County and Montgomery County’s Economic Development Office. 
 
Judge Appointed To Serve Harnett, Johnston and Lee Counties PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Friday, 24 May 2019 14:23

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Jason H. Coats to serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 11, serving Harnett, Johnston and Lee counties.

“Coats has served the people in the district for years, and I’m confident in his ability to serve as District Court Judge,” said Governor Cooper.

Jason H. Coats of Four Oaks will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Robert W. Bryant. Since 2004, Coats has been a partner at Wilkins, Wellons & Coats, practicing civil, criminal, and corporate law. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Johnston County Bar Association and North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Coats received his B.A. from Campbell University, his M.B.A. from Campbell University School of Business and his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2019 14:32
 
Adhesives & Sealants Manufacturing Company Will Invest $6.6 Million in Anson County PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Friday, 24 May 2019 14:05
Loba-Wakol, LLC, a supplier to the wood and resilient flooring industry, will expand their operations in North Carolina, establishing a new distribution and warehouse facility in Anson County and creating 24 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $6.6 million in Wadesboro.
 
“North Carolina offers an ideal location, skilled workforce, and strong transportation networks for international companies looking to expand their North American operations,” said Governor Cooper. “We’re proud to welcome this company and these new jobs to our state.”
 
Loba-Wakol, LLC is the North American subsidiary of two respected German manufacturing companies, Loba and Wakol.  Both companies have been considered leading suppliers for adhesives and finishes for nearly 100 years, offering innovative solutions and systems for a range of industries. They manufacture a wide range of adhesives and coatings for the flooring industry and produce products for the upholstery industry, mattress industry, and the metal packaging industry as well. Loba and Wakol are part of the ARDEX Group of brands. ARDEX is one of the world’s market leaders in high-quality chemical building products. As a family-owned company, the company has maintained a sustainable growth course for nearly 70 years. Today, the ARDEX Group employs more than 3,000 people and is represented in over 100 countries on all continents. The Wadesboro facility will be established as a distribution and warehouse facility with room for future expansion.
 
“The cooperation with Anson County and the State of North Carolina provides us with an optimal opportunity to further expand our North American operations. The Loba-Wakol brand enjoys a distinguished reputation and stands for technical competence, premium products, and outstanding service,” said Ashley Carter, Chief Operating Officer, for Loba-Wakol, LLC. “The extremely high level of commitment from the people involved mimics our core values and has convinced us that Anson County, North Carolina is the ideal partner for our organization.”
 
“Loba-Wakol’s decision today once again expands North Carolina’s international business presence,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Our favorable business climate and hard-working people continue to win our state many friends in the business world.”
 
N.C. Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. were instrumental in supporting the company’s decision to locate in the state. 
 
The average annual wage of the new jobs announced today will be $43,750. The average wage in Anson County is currently $33,358.
 
A performance-based grant of $70,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Loba-Wakol’s move into Anson 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.
 
“We’re very pleased that Loba-Wakol has chosen to expand in North Carolina and has selected our region for this new facility,” said N.C. Senator Tom McInnis. “We extend a warm welcome and look forward to working with the company as they get established and grow in Anson County.”
 
“Successful economic development projects require collaboration from many people and local organizations,” said N.C. Representative Mark Brody. “While we pause to celebrate today’s announcement, the work of these community partners will continue as we support Loba-Wakol in the days to come.”
 
Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the EDPNC on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Anson County, the Town of Wadesboro, and the Anson County Economic Development Partnership.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2019 14:32
 
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