Boat Manufacturer To Build Plant In Chowan County

Millenium Marine U-S-A is opening a facility in Chowan County, creating 38 jobs and investing more than a million dollars over the next three years.

The announcement came today from Governor Easley's office.

Millenium Marine U-S-A is a subsidiary of Millenium Marine of New Brunswick, Canada. It will build commercial and recreational fishing boats at a plant in Edenton.

While wages will vary by job function, the average weekly wage will be 558 dollars plus benefits. That exceeds the county average of 461 dollars, not including benefits.