Halifax County Economic Development Commission News

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…
ROANOKE RAPIDS - The former Georgia Pacific plant in Roanoke Rapids, which has been closed for about a decade, will be open for business come this fall. Virginia based Culpeper Wood Preservers is hoping to renovate the building and be operational by Sept. 1, said Operations Manager Jimmy Clay. The plant treats lumber, and the business plans on creating 20 jobs with an average wage of $45,850. Read more at rrdailyherald.com
Weldon is known as half of the historic Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, but passenger trains haven't stopped in the town since 1971. That may soon change with a new plan to revitalize Weldon's historic Union Station. See the video at Spectrum News
Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:16

Amtrak coming seen as a life changer

WELDON - Business owners excited for opportunities Residents think it will revitalize area Tourists could bring opportunities for new businesses By now, news of the proposed Amtrak station in Weldon has reached seemingly every corner of the Roanoke Valley and most everyone sees it as a likely turning point for the historic town. Read more at RRDailyHerald.com
Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:54

Klausner Two opens summer

HALIFAX — Although the Klausner Lumber Two mill was supposed to be operational by the end of the first quarter in Enfield, the company’s president personally announced the mill will be up and running about July. President Thomas Mende flew in and met with the Halifax County Board of Commissioners on Monday at its meeting to share the news. Read More at www.rrdailyherald.com.
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