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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  • by walt Location: washington on Dec 18, 2010 at 02:46 PM
    it would be alright if that company pay more then $8.00 an hour, with 3yrs exp. in cnc programming they still only willing 2 give u $9.00 please thats why pas cant keep there employees.
  • by amazing! Location: WITN area on Dec 15, 2010 at 03:12 PM
    PAS has been somewhat scammed. The grant coming from or arranged by the State actually channels through the Committee of 100, who will be the 'owner' of the capital equipment. Poor PAS has to LEASE the equipment from the Committee! So they have this dog and pony show with all the movers and shakers gathered at PAS. It's just sick. PAS, plead for business taxes to be cut, that's how you grow without someone elses boot on your throat!
  • by REM Location: ENC on Dec 15, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    "$8.00 an hour is better than getting a free handout from the government....." Not true in the eyes of someone that is already sitting back and collecting checks. This vicious cycle will continue until we find the ways to cut it off from the source. Free handouts needs to end, completely. People need to work for every single thing that they have. No-one know how to earn anything these days. I take pride in my life's work...
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    It wouldn't matter if there 10,000 jobs paying $20.00 an hour...someone would have something negative to say about it....most of the people who are complaining are the ones who are UNEMPLOYED and we the working people are supporting.....I'm so tired of people sitting on their lazy butts.....milking the system.....stop complaining and get out and find a J-O-B......$8.00 an hour is better than getting a free handout from the government.....
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 15, 2010 at 08:51 AM
    can you read Location: here on Dec 14, 2010 at 04:17 PM, do you know what happend on Nov 2? For the first time in 100 years, both houses in NC are going to be republican. You didn't read that somewhere? Do you think...maybe...some of us did as we voted for this change? Obviously, you seem to think that they were doing it right...well, you are wrong. And if the republicans cannot get it right, we will clean house again. Lavon, can you tell me where you caught that about being unhappy for good things in America? Did you make it up again? You are learning well from Obama...thats how he got his start too...
  • by ENC Location: REM on Dec 15, 2010 at 06:17 AM
    "I used to work there and the operators and assemblers make $8 an hour. What great news this is. 239 more poverty wage jobs in Beaufort county." -- If you don't want an $8/hr job then ... guess what ... get an education! We (the taxpayers) can no longer finance your lazy self serving attitude. No-one owes you a SINGLE thing. It is not the job of the government to hand you a dream job; you need to work for that yourself.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Dec 15, 2010 at 04:42 AM
    Zack Location: Greenville on Dec 14, 2010 at 02:54 PM I would say the dumb ones are those that do not even know the Dems have been in control for the past 4 years. Doesn't seem they have made any improvements. Are you better off than you were say 3 trillion dollars ago? If so you are on the dole. Lavon - this had nothing to do with the Obummer porkulas. This is NC taxpayer money not Fed waste.
  • by Jim Location: Washington on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:04 PM
    I used to work there and the operators and assemblers make $8 an hour. What great news this is. 239 more poverty wage jobs in Beaufort county.
  • by Bob Location: ENC on Dec 14, 2010 at 06:23 PM
    You people can't even accept good news with out complaining. I hate to think what you all would say if it was really bad news.
  • by Jim Location: Grifton on Dec 14, 2010 at 05:51 PM
    Great news. Way to go Bev!
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