Triple Aught Design, a US-based adventure gear company, will create 70 new jobs in McDowell County. The manufacturer will invest $1 million to build and operate a cutting-edge apparel and gear production facility and experience center in Old Fort. “Today, the second largest industry in our state, manufacturing, is continuing to grow with Triple Aught…

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, the leading pet care company in the United States, plans to establish significant new manufacturing and distribution operations in Rockingham County that will become operational in 2022 and create up to 300 new jobs by 2024, Governor Roy Cooper announced last week. The company will invest $450 million in a 1,300-acre…

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Merchants Distributors, LLC, a wholesale grocery distributor founded in Hickory in 1931, will invest $120 million to expand its services and operations, creating 111 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday. The company anticipates adding approximately 200,000 square feet to its Caldwell County facilities. “Companies with roots in our state like Merchants Distributors understand North Carolina’s advantages…

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SALISBURY, N.C. — Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a leading manufacturer of automotive and heavy truck composite components, will expand its operations in North Carolina to create 61 jobs. The company will make a capital investment of $45 million to add new capabilities to its Salisbury facility in Rowan County. “North Carolina’s manufacturing base continues to grow…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 18 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,847,243. The requests include commitments to create a total of 590 jobs, 296 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $103 million in private investment.   “North Carolina’s rural communities need support to upgrade their infrastructure…

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Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH), a leading national name in retirement plan services, will create 300 new jobs in Mecklenburg County. The company will invest more than $4.1 million to expand their headquarters and corporate office in Charlotte.  “North Carolina continues to attract innovative technology companies like Retirement Clearinghouse,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “This Mecklenburg County…

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Beam Therapeutics (Nasdaq; BEAM), a biotechnology company developing precision medicines through DNA base editing, plans to build a manufacturing facility in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, creating 201 jobs. Over a period of 5 years, the company expects to invest $83 million in the facility, which will support clinical and commercial…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 provider of managed care services for public and private health plans, will create an East Coast regional headquarters and technology hub in Charlotte. This move, which was announced July 1, will bring 3,237 new jobs to North Carolina and an investment of $1,034,900,790 by 2032.  Centene’s 3,237-job…

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