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Port of Wilmington Touts New Asia Container Service Connection

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Wilmington, N.C. – North Carolina Ports is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk Line with the addition of the TP10/Amberjack all-water Asia-U.S. East Coast container service. The enhanced TP10/Amberjack service consists of ten Panamax 4,300-5,100 TEU ships and commenced in early October at the Port of Wilmington with the arrival of the SeaLand Lightning.

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Governor Mccrory Announces King Charles Industries To Bring 100 Textile Jobs To Anson County

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RALEIGH, N.C. — October 25, 2016 — Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced the arrival of King Charles Industries LLC to Anson County. The textile company intends to hire 100 people over the next three years at its new $12.5-million manufacturing site.

“North Carolina remains the Southeast’s leading state for manufacturing employment with more than 461,000 jobs,” said Governor McCrory. “Our manufacturing economy is highly innovative, diversified and competitive at the global level and we are delighted to welcome King Charles Industries to Anson County.”

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Pepsi explanding in St. Pauls

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RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced that Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC will create 50 jobs over the next five years at a new $16.5 million distribution center in Robeson County. Additionally, another 250 jobs will remain in the area.

“This expansion will continue to strengthen North Carolina’s position as one of the fastest growing economies in the nation,” said Governor McCrory. “The company’s choice of Robeson County for this state-of-the-art distribution center continues the strong momentum for the consumer foods and beverage industry in our state.”

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Pepsi picks St. Pauls

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Distribution center to create 50 jobs

ST. PAULS — Pepsi Bottling Ventures will invest $16.5 million in a new, consolidated distribution center in St. Pauls, creating 50 new jobs over the next five years, the company announced today.

“This expansion will continue to strengthen North Carolina’s position as one of the fastest growing economies in the nation,” Gov. Pat McCrory said in a statement announcing the expansion. “The company’s choice of Robeson County for this state-of-the-art distribution center continues the strong momentum for the consumer foods and beverage industry in our state.”

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Pepsi Bottling plans St. Pauls center expansion

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Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC said Friday it will create 50 jobs over the next five years at a new $16.5 million distribution center in St. Pauls. The company also pledged to maintain 250 jobs in the area.

Pepsi Bottling Ventures is the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola and other beverages. The average annual salary of the new jobs would be $39,500, compared with a $29,579 annual average in Robeson County.

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King Charles Industries opens Manufacturing Plant In Anson County, North Carolina

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King Charles Industries, a textile company, opened its $12.5 million manufacturing site in Anson County, North Carolina. The company plans to hire 100 associates over the next three years.

“We are excited about the opportunity to build a new business with the latest in technology in Anson County,” said King Charles Industries Chairman Chuck Horne. “In addition to the State of North Carolina and Anson County, we owe a special thanks to North Carolina’s Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership for their assistance”

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JV Opens $13M Manufacturing Plant in NC

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The newly created King Charles Industries plans to use the property to start a new business with the latest technology.

by Laura Calugar

Hornwood Industries in Lilesville, N.C.

Charlotte, N.C.—King Charles Industries, a joint venture between Taiwan’s Kingwhale Corp. and Lilesville’s Hornwood Inc., opened its $12.5 million manufacturing site in Anson County, N.C. The new company will hire 100 workers by 2019, and is expected to have an annual payroll of $2.8 million.

Founded in 1992, Kingwhale Corp. is a provider of performance fabric and garments for the global apparel industry. In 2002, Kingwhale was the official clothing supplier for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Hornwood Inc. is a 70-year-old textile company based in Lilesville, N.C., that makes an extensive line of products for clients in the automotive, apparel, medical and other industries. Currently, Hornwood Inc. is located in a 265,000-square-foot facility and has 350 employees. The two companies created King Charles Industries, a company that will make some type of performance apparel, but the specifics weren’t disclosed.

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Governor McCrory Announces Expansion by Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Creating 50 New Jobs

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Beverage leader will invest $16.5 million in Robeson County Distribution Center

Raleigh, N.C.

Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced that Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC will create 50 jobs over the next five years at a new $16.5 million distribution center in Robeson County. Additionally, another 250 jobs will remain in the area.
 
“This expansion will continue to strengthen North Carolina’s position as one of the fastest growing economies in the nation,” said Governor McCrory. “The company’s choice of Robeson County for this state-of-the-art distribution center continues the strong momentum for the consumer foods and beverage industry in our state.”

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Governor McCrory Announces King Charles Industries to Bring 100 Jobs to Anson County

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Joint textile venture will invest more than $12.5 million

Raleigh, N.C.

Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced the arrival of King Charles Industries, LLC to Anson County. The textile company intends to hire 100 people over the next three years at its new $12.5 million manufacturing site.
 
“North Carolina remains the Southeast’s leading state for manufacturing employment with more than 461,000 jobs,” said Governor McCrory. “Our manufacturing economy is highly innovative, diversified and competitive at the global level and we are delighted to welcome King Charles Industries to Anson County.”
 
Since Governor McCrory took office in January of 2013, the state’s economy has generated more than 300,000 net new jobs.

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Launch Day is Here: North Carolina’s Global Engagement Snapshot Goes Live

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – One year after releasing the nation’s first Blueprint for Global Engagement, North Carolina is again demonstrating its long tradition of pioneering initiatives with the launch of the N.C. Global Engagement Snapshot – an online tool to benchmark and coordinate efforts to maximize North Carolina’s global success.

The Snapshot presents 63 data points that build a foundation to quantify North Carolina’s engagement with the world across all sectors – education, business, government, and community. The online dashboard illustrates that North Carolina’s prosperity relies on understanding and working with the rest of world. Benchmarking the data is intended to add to the conversation about how global opportunities contribute to economic well-being and quality of life of all North Carolinians.

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