Wayne County to gain 96 new jobs from Automotive Exhaust Maker
WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday, an automotive exhaust manufacturer will create 96 new jobs in Wayne County.
AP Emissions Technologies will invest $400,000 to expand its e-commerce operations in Goldsboro.
New positions include, welders, machinists, stockers, forklift operators, setup operators, general and managerial staff. The average annual salary for all new positions is $40,760. Wayne County’s overall annual wage is $38,401.
The company began manufacturing exhaust and emissions products for cars and trucks in 1927. The company opened a factory in Goldsboro in 1974, then added a distribution center in 1995.
AP Emissions’ expansion will repurpose the company’s reclamation building to increase the capacity of its e-commerce operations and provide dedicated space in support of the business’s expansion.
A $125,000 performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund will help the company with its expansion plans. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.
North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region, North Carolina Community College System, Wayne Community College, Wayne County, Wayne County Development Alliance, and North Carolina’s Southeast are partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on the project.
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