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The Hillshire Brands Company
to Create 98 Jobs in Edgecombe County
Consumer Foods Leader Launches $28.4 Million Expansion of Bakery Operations
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Raleigh, N.C. -Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that The Hillshire Brands Company will create 98 jobs over the next three years as it expands its bakery operations in Edgecombe County. The company plans to invest $28.4 million to upgrade and improve the Tarboro facility over that time.
“Hillshire Brands is among the nation’s most prominent names in consumer foods and a perfect fit for our state’s value-added food and beverage industry,” said Governor McCrory.“This company’s continued growth is leading to job creation for Edgecombe County and evidence of our rebuilding economy.& ...
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Two legendary brands, Mossy Oak and The Original Log Cabin Homes are bringing together their combined fire power to introduce the "Mossy Oak® Nativ Living™ Edition" of cabins, homes and structures that will be manufactured and distributed by The Original Log Cabin Homes Ltd. As the "Official Log Home Company of Mossy Oak," The Original Log Cabin Homes will use its worldwide network for the distribution and sales of the Mossy Oak Nativ Living products.
As the Carolinas Gateway Partnership works diligently to recruit new companies to the area, new President and Chief Executive Officer Norris Tolson also understands the significance of helping grow the industries already operating in the Twin Counties.
A company in Rocky Mount that manufactures elevator products is planning to add 34 full-time jobs over the next five years as part of an expansion.
The Nash County Board of Commissioners approved an inducement agreement Monday for Draka Elevator Products to expand operations at the Whitakers Business and Industrial Center in Nash County.
Draka, which operates its global headquarters on North Church Street, plans to hire 34 full-time workers at or exceeding an average annual wage of $38,584 by Dec. 31, 2020.
The agreement states that Draka plans to invest $12.1 million into the development of a 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
Nash County transferred ownership of 14 acres of land and 11 acres of easement valued at $375,840 in Whitakers Business and Industrial Center to Draka.
The deal was brokered by the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.
Krista Ikirt, vice president for the Partnership and recruiter for Nash County, said the news is great for the Twin Counties because Draka picked Nash C ...