Hundreds Of New Jobs Coming To Beaufort County

More jobs are coming to Eastern Carolina. PAS Group says it will expand its manufacturing facility in Beaufort County, adding 239 new jobs over the next five years.

PAS Group, which makes cable and panel systems for household appliances, will invest $3.2 million into the plant. Governor Beverly Perdue was on hand to make the announcement in Washington Tuesday.

The project was made possible in part by an $800,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. "The creation of 239 new jobs in Beaufort County is excellent news,” said Sen. Marc Basnight, who represents Beaufort County. “We must continue aggressively recruiting new employers and investments in our state and region."

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Governor Beverly Perdue is scheduled to visit Washington this afternoon to make an announcement about jobs.

The Governor's Office released an advisory this morning about the event, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Washington Civic Center.

Perdue will be joined by Washington Mayor Archie Jennings, Beaufort County Commission Chair Jerry Langley, Golden LEAF Foundation President Dan Gerlach, Beaufort County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Tom Thompson, other officials and guests, according to a press release.

Before her stop in Washington, Perdue is schedule to attend a ribbon-cutting in Havelock. Crews will be building an Engineering Product Support Facility at Fleet Readiness Center East aboard MCAS Cherry Point.

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