Halifax County Economic Development Commission News

PCB Piezotronics of North Carolina, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and global supplier of accelerometers, microphones, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure sensors, will consolidate production operations currently located in China and California to its facility in Halifax County and create 120 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. “Rural North Carolina is a great fit for companies to build out their operations,” said Governor Cooper. “Our workers understand modern manufacturing, and along with their communities, they are ready to grow with companies like PCB Piezotronics in Halifax County.” Assistant Secretary of Commerce Kenny Flowers headlined a celebration today with community…
Friday, 19 July 2019 16:18

HCEDC Hosts RAMP EAST Kickoff Luncheon

An unprecedented multi-county employee training and marketing initiative was launched this week in Halifax County to develop a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the needs of business and industry. The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline for Eastern North Carolina (RAMP East) assembles community colleges, economic development organizations, and workforce development professionals in a 10-county area with an overarching mission to supply a sustainable output of trained and job-ready candidates within the advanced manufacturing sector. The Halifax County Economic Development Commission (HCEDC) hosted a luncheon on July 17 to introduce RAMP East and the collaborative approach underway to recruit and prepare…
At their June meeting, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved funding for two economic development projects in Halifax County: A $750,000 grant to Halifax County to support major renovations to an existing industrial building in the Becker Industrial Park near Weldon to support JBB Packaging LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer. JBB Packaging will create 50 jobs at the facility, while investing $11.9 million in the project. The funding will come from CDBG-Building Reuse Grant Program administered by the NC Department of Commerce, Rural Economic Development An $80,000 grant to the Town of Scotland Neck to support the renovation of…
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…
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…
 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…
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…
Friday, 16 November 2018 11:28

Patton Mechanical Celebrates New Site

A well-known Halifax County business marked a major milestone Wednesday. Patton Mechanical Service officially opened its new location at 16150 NC Highway 561 in Halifax with a grand opening ceremony at the site. The company, owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Jesse and Sara Patton, specializes in heating, cooling, refrigeration, ice machines and heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) services. Its new 7,500-square-foot building sits on two acres of land and features 2,400-square-feet of space for equipment storage and 2,400-square-feet of office space. Read More at RRDailyHerald.com
For the second year in a row, Site Selection Magazine has named the Roanoke Rapids Micropolitan Area as one of the Top 100 Micropolitans in the United States. The Roanoke Rapids Micropolitan Area, which encompasses Halifax and Northampton Counties, received a ranking of #18 based on the number of new or expanding economic development projects in 2017. "It's great to see our area recognized as a Top Micropolitan Area and move up to the Top 20,” said Vernon Bryant, Chairman of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners. “We are grateful to the companies that saw opportunity and invested here. Working…
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