Company Will Add 2nd Tarboro Plant; 116 New Jobs

A wire and cable manufacturer says it plans to open its second plant in Tarboro, bringing 116 new jobs to the region over the next five years.

Gov. Beverly Perdue announced today that Superior Essex Inc. will invest more than $58 million for the new facility, made possible in part by a state grant from the Job Development Investment Grant program.

The company says the expansion will allow them to move into the power cable market. The average pay for the new jobs will be $41,289 a year, not including benefits. That's well above the county's average pay of $33,176.


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  • by joanne Johnson Location: tarboro on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:10 PM
    I am so happy they are adding jobs to the community, people that are unhappy with management at Superior are welcome and encouraged to leave and find a job elsewhere.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    Though I am glad they are opening a new plant, I know several people that work in the current one and the management stinks to high heaven. Hopefully they will get new management with this new plant and do better than the current management.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:12 PM in reply to Anonymous
      if the people ae so unhappy with management tell the to hit the road, they are not tied to superior essex. and superior essex owns them nothing. I am sure there are people that would love to have these unhappy employees job and not complain.
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        by As long as you do your job... on Apr 15, 2011 at 04:26 AM in reply to
        its a decent place to work. And as long as you are at work on time and don't lay out, you pretty much have a $15 hr job. My only beef is that management is too lenient and rarely ever fires someone for poor work performance or constantly screwing up cable because of not doing their quality checks. But they are strict on being late and not showing up, and you will find your way out the door for that. Take it from someone who has been there for years and has worked at other manufacturing plants. Its a good place to work and 99% of the people and managers there are great people to work with and for.
  • by Harry Location: Goldsboro on Apr 14, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    This is great news, especially when considering they could have opened the plant in mainland China. Thank you Essex Superior for this decision making 116 jobs for hard working Tarheels.
  • by The One Location: Tarboro on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    TO JAMES.....Get off your high horse...you are just jealous because BSH cant seem to keep any consistant numbers in your little town of New Bern. They seem to be more of a head shop then anything. Not much future in YOUR town COWBOY. Ride your horse over here and EARN your money.
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      by James on Apr 14, 2011 at 01:50 PM in reply to The One
      Ouch, hit a sore spot huh liberal. I could care less what Bosch does or the stupid city of New Bern. I have a job and am very secure in it. Just be glad some industry is willing to come to Tarboro and offer people some jobs. I will agree with you, New Bern is pathetic... just a yankee retirement village. Man I'd love to have a Best Buy in New Bern or a Sams Club.
  • by James Location: New Bern on Apr 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    Come on Lavon and Barlow, let's critize these rich companies AGAIN. Let's raise their taxes some more, maybe 90 employees would be ok instead of 116. I hope Perdue didn't go overboard with the incentives though. All you liberals want to tax the rich man, force all kind of environmental policies down their throats, take more and more of their money but never will acknowledge that indeed they are the ones that create jobs. I would think if this company is spending $ 58 million, they probably make over $ 250,000/yr.... right in obamas policy of "go get them rich boys" How ignorant can you be ? Businesses put their whole future on the line with expansions like this and you sit back and critize them for wanting their taxes lower. Fair Tax for 2012, Trump/Cain 2012, obama out in 2012.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 05:35 PM in reply to James
      Its called "Business" Duhhh. They still need to pay their share in taxes. Are you implying anyone with a business should not pay taxes?
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