AirBoss develops, manufactures and markets high-quality, proprietary rubber-based products to various industries, including automotive, heavy industry, construction and infrastructure, oil and gas, and defense. Headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, AirBoss operates facilities in Canada and the United States. With this project, AirBoss will install a new mixer line with auxiliary systems to double the facility's current rubber mixing capacity. AirBoss was founded in 1989 and has been in business in Scotland Neck since 2004.
“AirBoss’ expansion adds capacity for their business and strengthens the area’s automotive supply chain,” said Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “This is a win for Halifax County and for the growing manufacturing cluster in Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties.”
N.C. Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. were instrumental in supporting the company’s decision to locate in the state.
Salaries for the new position will vary. Once all positions are filled, the average salary is expected to be $32,136, above the Halifax County average salary of $31,839.
“I am proud to welcome these new jobs that Airboss will bring to Scotland Neck” said Mayor Eddie Braxton. “Our community continues to reap the benefits of Airboss’ strategic growth and The Town is committed to be a strong partner in their continued growth and success.”
“We are excited about the new jobs and the additional investment Airboss is making in Scotland Neck and Halifax County,” said Vernon J. Bryant, Chairman of the Halifax. “This project is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the town, county, and state to support Airboss’ continued growth and expansion.”
A performance-based grant of $125,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate AirBoss’ expansion in Halifax County. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“Halifax County has what manufacturers need to succeed – an experienced workforce and the right infrastructure,” said N.C. Senator Toby Fitch. “I am proud to welcome AirBoss’ expansion in Scotland Neck.”
“Airboss could have easily expanded its other locations and chose to invest in Halifax County because they know this community works together to help us all succeed,” said N.C. Representative Michael Wray. In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Halifax County, Halifax County Economic Development Commission, and the Town of Scotland Neck.