Butterfield To Tour Boat Plant

Rep. G.K. Butterfield will tour the World Cat boat manufacturing facility in Tarboro, which plans to add 120 jobs over the next three years.

Butterfield plans to tour the plant Monday afternoon. World Cat recently announced that plans to invest $2.6 million and add the jobs, which will pay almost $30,000 a year, plus benefits.

The company now employs 60 people.

Butterfield has said the jobs are critically important to Tarboro, which is located in Edgecombe County, where the latest figures show an unemployment rate of almost 17 percent.

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  • by Tarboro Location: Tarboro on Apr 6, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    GO WORLD CAT!!!!!
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Apr 6, 2009 at 06:13 AM
    Butterfield is campaigning already. He's aware that the Democratic popularity bubble is about to burst.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Apr 6, 2009 at 03:12 AM
    So is his visit going to speed up the hiring process? If not, then what is the purpose of this story?

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