For the third year in a row, Site Selection Magazine has ranked the Roanoke Rapids Micropolitan Area as one of the Top 100 Micropolitans in the United States. The Roanoke Rapids Micropolitan Area, encompassing Halifax and Northampton Counties, received a ranking of #41 based on the number of new or expanding economic development projects in 2018. 

"This national ranking shows that Halifax County continues to be a competitive location for businesses to locate and grow," commented Vernon J. Bryant, Chairman of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners. “We are extremely proud to be recognized by Site Selection as a top location for the third year in a row." 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:35

Rubber Manufacturer Expands in Halifax County

RALEIGH, N.C. – AirBoss of America Corp. has selected Halifax County for an expansion of its current facility, adding 42 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.2 million in Scotland Neck with the project. 

“Including today's AirBoss announcement, Halifax County has attracted three manufacturing expansions in under a month,” Governor Cooper said. “The talent, infrastructure and focus on collaboration make Halifax County the right choice for businesses that are ready to grow and thrive.” 

“AirBoss is excited to announce this expansion,” said Chief Operation Officer Chris Bitsakakis. ”We are increasing our production capacity in response to the incredible trust our customers have shown us in the past year as they filled our existing production capacity in our Scotland Neck facility. The growth and success of our Scotland Neck plant is a testament to our dedicated employees that have worked so diligently to produce a quality product delivered on time to our customers. This expansion demonstrates our continued commitment to the region. We sincerely appreciate the support and partnership with the state, county and city and we look forward to continuing to grow in North Carolina.” 

 JBB Packaging will create 50 jobs and invest $11.9 million 

Halifax, N.C. – JBB Packaging, LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer, will open a new plastic film manufacturing facility in Halifax County, creating 50 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $11.9 million at the former Flambeau Building in Weldon.

“Manufacturers continue to choose North Carolina because of our strong infrastructure and experienced manufacturing workforce,” said Governor Cooper. “JBB Packaging has found the perfect location in Halifax County, and they’ll find a workforce and community here to help them succeed.”

JBB Packaging will recycle plastics and produce flexible packaging/garment bags. The company will renovate the former Flambeau Building in Becker Industrial Park and host state-of-the art equipment producing the highest quality packaging at the most affordable cost.

Reser’s Fine Foods will add 79 jobs and invest $3.2 million in Halifax 

Halifax, N.C. – Reser’s Fine Foods will expand its current operations in Halifax County, creating 79 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $3.2 million in Halifax with the project. 

“Halifax County is a prime location for manufacturers with strategic access to rail and road transport,” said Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland who was in Halifax County today for the announcement. “That transportation and distribution infrastructure, coupled with an experienced manufacturing workforce, made it the right choice for Reser’s to stay in North Carolina.” 

Reser’s Fine Foods began in 1950 in Cornelius, Oregon producing refrigerated salads. Over the next several decades, the company expanded into several other food categories, including Mexican foods. In 2010, Reser’s expanded its West-based tortilla business by opening the Don Pancho facility in Halifax. 

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