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North Carolina Governor Visits UNC Friday Center
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North Carolina Governor Visits UNC Friday Center

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited a large-scale vaccine site at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Friday Conference Center to witness health care workers and North Carolinians over age 65 receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “The number one priority right now is getting this vaccine administered to North Carolinians as quickly and as equitably as possible,” Governor Cooper said.  “I’m grateful for the health care providers working tirelessly to get these shots into more people’s arms and helping us get to the other side of this pandemic.” In accordance with federal recommendations, the state has given local entities the flexibility to begin vaccinating North Carolinians over the age of 65 and all ...
North Carolina Governor Names Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary
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North Carolina Governor Names Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper has named retired Lieutenant General Walter Gaskin to lead the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “After a career at the highest levels of the United States Marine Corps, Walter Gaskin understands well the challenges and opportunities faced by active duty military personnel, veterans and their families and he shares my belief that North Carolina should be the most veteran- and military-friendly state in the nation.  I appreciate General Gaskin’s willingness to serve our state in this new capacity and look forward to his leadership at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs,” said Governor Cooper. “It is my honor to serve the members of our military, veterans and their families in the state of North Carolina. ...
North Carolina Governor: Lowers Indoor Gathering Limit to 10
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North Carolina Governor: Lowers Indoor Gathering Limit to 10

North Carolina Lowers Indoor Gathering Limit to 10 to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Gov. Cooper & health officials urge North Carolinians to use caution when planning Thanksgiving events; follow the Three Ws Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina’s indoor mass gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people in an effort to drive down North Carolina’s key COVID-19 metrics.  Executive Order 176 will go into effect on Friday, November 13 and will be in place through Friday, December 4. "This reduction in our indoor gathering limit aims to slow the spread and bring down our numbers," Governor Cooper said.  "It also sends a serious signal to families, friends and neighbors across our state. Success in slowing the spread will help our businesses." As the weat...
North Carolina Building Product Company to Expand in Rocky Mount
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North Carolina Building Product Company to Expand in Rocky Mount

Building Product Company to Expand in Rocky Mount with a $25 Million Investment Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. to create dozens of new jobs in Nash County Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CNR), a manufacturer of exterior building products, will create 38 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest approximately $25 million over five years to establish a production facility in Rocky Mount. “I know first hand about the dedicated workers and great quality of life in Nash County, and Cornerstone Building Brands agrees,” said Governor Cooper.  “This company knows that strong and steady leadership through this pandemic, combined with a well trained manufacturing workforce in eastern North Carolina is a recipe for succe...
North Carolina: Nuvotronics to Expand Durham Operations
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North Carolina: Nuvotronics to Expand Durham Operations

Global Technology Manufacturer to Expand Durham Operations with Five Year, $50 Million Investment Nuvotronics to add 150 new jobs in Durham County Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Nuvotronics, an advanced technology manufacturer of microelectronics components and subsystems, will create 150 jobs in Durham County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $50 million over five years to increase their manufacturing footprint and production capabilities in Durham to support projected growth in the business. “The expansion of this innovative company signals once again about North Carolina’s resistance during the pandemic,” said Governor Cooper.  “Our advanced manufacturing and technology workforce will help them meet their goals.” Nuvotronics produces microfabricated...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Fencing Manufacturer to Create Jobs
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Fencing Manufacturer to Create Jobs

Fencing Manufacturer to Create 142 New Jobs in Rowan County Eastern Wholesale Fence will invest $17.5 million in Salisbury Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC, a New York-based fence manufacturing company, will create 142 jobs in Rowan County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $17.5 million to create a manufacturing center of excellence in Salisbury to better fulfill demand for their product. “The North Carolina economy continues to grow manufacturing jobs, despite public health and economic challenges,” said Governor Cooper. “This means companies like Eastern Wholesale Fence choose to expand in our state because of the talented workforce and effective management of the pandemic.” Founded in 1971, Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC is ...
North Carolina, Textile Manufacturer Texwipe to Invest $4.5 Million in Mount Airy
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North Carolina, Textile Manufacturer Texwipe to Invest $4.5 Million in Mount Airy

Industrial Textile Manufacturer to Invest $4.5 Million in Mount Airy Texwipe to add 33 new jobs in Surry County Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Texwipe, a global manufacturer of contamination control supplies, will create 33 new jobs in Surry County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest more than $4.5 million to locate a manufacturing facility in Mount Airy. “Our state’s economy continues to grow, despite public health and economic challenges,” said Governor Cooper. “Companies like Texwipe choose to grow in North Carolina’s because of our talented workforce and our state’s strong management of the pandemic." Texwipe has been headquartered in Kernersville, N.C. since 1991.  The manufacturer is an innovative leader in contamination control supplies and critical cleaning pro...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Plan for 800 Jobs in Asheville
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Plan for 800 Jobs in Asheville

Governor Cooper Announces Plan for 800 Jobs in Asheville as Pratt & Whitney Selects North Carolina for Major Facility Aerospace company plans to invest approximately $650 million over several years to build new manufacturing plant Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX) plans to invest approximately $650 million and create 800 jobs through 2027 in Asheville, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.   The project will bring a new high-tech turbine airfoil production facility to Buncombe County. “We are positioning North Carolina to come out of this pandemic with these and other good paying jobs which signals a bright future in aviation even with the current challenges the industry faces.  Manufacturers know they can count on our str...
North Carolina: Free Remote Learning Conference Available for Teachers, Parents
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North Carolina: Free Remote Learning Conference Available for Teachers, Parents

REAL 2.0 Remote Learning Conference to be held on October 28, 2020 online Raleigh, NC (STL.News) All North Carolina teachers and parents are invited to attend a free virtual conference on October 28 to help them navigate technology and remote learning. ”Teachers, parents and students have adapted to new ways of learning throughout the pandemic, and I admire your resilience, creativity and dedication,” Governor Roy Cooper said.  “Even as we work to get children back into the classroom safely our schools and families need support for remote learning and this conference is one way we’re providing that help.” The REAL 2.0 (Remote Education & Learning) Conference will include sessions by experts in fields including education, mental health and technology.  The conference is hosted by the ...
North Carolina Governor Cooper: Plastics Manufacturer Selects Catawba County for New Operations
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North Carolina Governor Cooper: Plastics Manufacturer Selects Catawba County for New Operations

Plastics Manufacturer Selects Catawba County for New Operations at Upgraded Facility in Newton Raleigh, NC (STL.News) RMC Advanced Technologies, Inc. (“RMC”), a manufacturer of molded plastic and composite parts, will develop a new manufacturing operation in Newton, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest to expand a facility previously used for plastics manufacturing. “In these challenging times, North Carolina continues to attract leading manufacturers like RMC because of our strong workforce, our commitment to economic development and the state’s ability to manage a crisis well,” said Governor Cooper.  “Manufacturers know they have a strong partner in our state so we’ll continue to see more new jobs.” RMC, part of the Composites Division of Quebec-based NanoXplor...
North Carolina: Drywall Manufacturer to Expand with a $5 Million Investment in Monroe
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North Carolina: Drywall Manufacturer to Expand with a $5 Million Investment in Monroe

Drywall Manufacturer to Expand with a $5 Million Investment in Monroe Hamilton Drywall Products to create 34 new jobs in Union County Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Hamilton Drywall Products, a manufacturer of drywall finishing products, will create 34 new jobs in Union County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $5 million to locate a regional headquarters and production facility in Monroe. “Even during a pandemic, another manufacturer is choosing to expand their operations in North Carolina.  Companies like Hamilton Drywall are confident in our workforce and our ability to manage the crisis, making our state a great partner for businesses that are growing,” said Governor Cooper. Hamilton Drywall Products manufactures a varied collection of compounds, textures, and met...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces UPS Will Launch 592-Job Expansion
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces UPS Will Launch 592-Job Expansion

Governor Cooper Announces UPS Will Launch 592-Job Expansion in North Carolina Global Logistics Company Will Invest More Than $316 Million by 2024 Raleigh, NC (STL.News) UPS, the multinational package delivery and supply-chain management company, will undertake a significant expansion to its North Carolina presence with the addition of 592 jobs in Guilford and Alamance counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company plans to invest a total of $316.4 million at two sites over the coming four years. “The pandemic highlights that supply chain management and delivery services are critical during a crisis.  These two expansions are a bold investment that add up to hundreds of jobs and millions in investment across North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. Founded in 1907, UPS [NYSE: U...
North Carolina Governor Cooper: International Snack Food Company to Invest $24 Million
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North Carolina Governor Cooper: International Snack Food Company to Invest $24 Million

Benestar Brands to create 129 jobs in Cleveland County Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Benestar Brands, an international snack food manufacturer, will create 129 jobs in Cleveland County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $24 million to establish a new production facility in Kings Mountain. “Even during a pandemic, companies like Benestar Brands can expand operations because of our strong workforce, quality transportation network and management of this crisis,” said Governor Cooper. Benestar Brands, the parent company of Evans Food Group, is a rapidly growing snack food manufacturer focused on better-for-you, high-quality snacks.  The newest project in North Carolina will provide easier access to the fast-growing company’s customer base and the nation’s ...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces New Members of State Board of Elections
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces New Members of State Board of Elections

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper announced today that he accepted the nominations for Carr McLamb and Tommy Tucker as the newest members of the State Board of Elections.  Tucker and McLamb will take the seats formerly held by David Black and Ken Raymond, who resigned simultaneously in September. “Elections are a sacred trust in our democracy.  Our state will hold free, fair elections and follow the law to ensure every North Carolinian who registers can cast their ballot safely and securely,” said Governor Cooper.  “I appreciate that Mr. Tucker and Mr. McLamb are willing to serve on the board.” Carr McLamb has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2007. McLamb served the state of North Carolina as assistant general counsel and deputy director of legislative affai...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Launches Program to Help Small Businesses
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Launches Program to Help Small Businesses

North Carolina Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Disproportionately Harmed by COVID-19 RETOOLNC will offer guidance and funding to Historically Underutilized Businesses Raleigh, NC (STL.News) North Carolina minority and women-owned businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic will have access to guidance and $12 million in grants to help them weather the crisis, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The North Carolina Department of Administration has launched a new grant program, RETOOLNC, to help North Carolina Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms impacted by COVID-19. Additional resources for small businesses impacted by the pandemic are available through the NC Department of Commerce. For example, businesses that exper...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Proclaims Manufacturing Week
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Proclaims Manufacturing Week

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper noted that manufacturing remains essential to the success of every sector of our state’s economy as he proclaimed September 27 - October 3, 2020 as Manufacturing Week in North Carolina. As the state’s CEO, Governor Cooper leads the seventh largest manufacturing economy in the United States with North Carolina’s manufacturers contributing $100.1 billion to our gross domestic product.  Studies show that for every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, $1.82 is generated for North Carolina’s economy. “North Carolina manufacturers produce 17% of our gross state product," said Governor Cooper.  “During this week we celebrate the contributions of manufacturers in our state as well as our manufacturing sector research initiatives and workforce development progr...
North Carolina: Pamlico Air to Expand in Beaufort County Creating 39 Jobs
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North Carolina: Pamlico Air to Expand in Beaufort County Creating 39 Jobs

Air Filtration Manufacturer to Expand in Beaufort County Creating 39 Jobs Pamlico Air to invest $1.4 million in Washington Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Pamlico Air, an air filtration manufacturing company, will expand its North Carolina operations with a new facility in Beaufort County, creating 39 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $1.4 million in Washington. “It comes as no surprise that we are announcing manufacturing jobs during Manufacturing week,” said Governor Cooper.  “Companies like Pamlico Air continue to choose expansion in North Carolina because of our state’s workforce and our focus on building the foundation for a strong economic future.” Pamlico Air, formerly organized as Cleanaire LLC, is a high-quality air filtration manufacturer that services ...
North Carolina Governor Cooper: Pamlico Air Company Creating 39 Jobs in Beaufort County
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North Carolina Governor Cooper: Pamlico Air Company Creating 39 Jobs in Beaufort County

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Pamlico Air, an air filtration manufacturing company, will expand its North Carolina operations with a new facility in Beaufort County, creating 39 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $1.4 million in Washington. “It comes as no surprise that we are announcing manufacturing jobs during Manufacturing week,” said Governor Cooper.  “Companies like Pamlico Air continue to choose expansion in North Carolina because of our state’s workforce and our focus on building the foundation for a strong economic future.” Pamlico Air, formerly organized as Cleanaire LLC, is a high-quality air filtration manufacturer that services retail, wholesale, commercial, and industrial markets nationally.  The company will launch a new division to design, develo...