Tarboro boat builder bringing 60 jobs to Greenville

Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 10:59 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2020 at 12:12 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina boatbuilder is expanding and bringing new jobs to Greenville.

World Cat will open up a new production facility on Staton Road costing $8.8 million.

The company plans to add 60 jobs in Greenville.

World Cat makes outboard power catamarans and its parent company, HC Composites LLC, has been headquartered in Tarboro since 2002.

The company will keep its plant in Tarboro, which employs 180 people.

Annual salaries for the new jobs will be $41,085, bringing nearly $2.5 million in payroll impact for Pitt County.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce helped by giving the company a $180,000 performance-based grant.

A performance-based grant of $180,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate World Cat’s expansion in North Carolina.

World Cat says the new 230,000 square foot building will help position the company for long-term growth.

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