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Asbury Carbons, Inc. Selects North Carolina for New Facility

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Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Asbury Carbons, Inc. will locate a new facility in Robeson County.  The move will create 25 new jobs during the next three years with a company investment of more than $8 million in Lumberton.

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SeHealth receives $500,000 Golden LEAF grant

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Southeastern Health (SeHealth) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by The Golden LEAF Foundation to assist with the renovation of a portion of Southeastern Regional Medical Center for the organization’s Medical Education program.

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Sanderson Farms to build plant in St. Pauls, employ 1,100

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ST. PAULS - By this summer, poultry producer Sanderson Farms Inc. plans to start constructing a processing plant that will employ 1,100 workers on the outskirts of this Robeson County town.

"I think it's probably one of the best things we've had in 30 years," St. Pauls Mayor Gordon "Buddy" Westbrook said. "We need the project. We need the jobs, so it's great."

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Enviva Plans Call for Over $214 Million in Southeast, 160 Jobs

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Demand for renewable energy by European utilities is driving job creation and investment in Southeastern North Carolina. In September, Bethesda, Md.-based Enviva Partners, LP, unveiled plans to build wood-pellet manufacturing facilities in Richmond and Sampson counties in a $214 million project that will utilize the region’s forestry resources.. The two production sites will create about160 permanent jobs by the end of 2017.

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Kuraray's Arrival Highlights Region's FDI Appeal

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Last summer’s acquisitionbyJapan’s Kuraray Co., Ltd., of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business in Bladen County is evidence that the Southeast Region continues to draw a handsome share of foreign direct investment (FDI)

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