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Governor Cooper announces 105 new jobs as manufactur­er selects Robeson County


Raleigh, N.C. – Atlantic Building Components & Services, Inc., a manufactur­er of wood trusses and building components for the constructi­on industry, will locate a new manufactur­ing facility in Robeson County, creating 105 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $6 million in Fairmont.

“North Carolina’s rural communitie­s like Robeson County offer many attractive features for modern manufactur­ers,”said Governor Cooper.“Growing companies like Atlantic Building Components know they will find the skilled workers, training programs, and overall business environmen­t they need when they select our state.”

Atlantic Building Components, founded in 1984 and headquarte­red in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, manufactur­ers precision-made roof and floor trusses for national and large volume regional builders. Homebuilde­rs such as Pulte Homes, D.R. Horton, Lennar and Dan Ryan Homes are among Atlantic Building Component’s largest customers. To meet growing market demand, the company’s project in Robeson County will significan­tly expand the company’s production capacity, establishi­ng two roof truss production lines and two floor truss lines in phase one, along with additional support and materials storage areas.

“We are extremely excited to open our newest manufactur­ing facility in the Town of Fairmont,” said Jimmy Broach, President & CEO of Atlantic Building Components. “The minute we visited Fairmont, we knew this was the perfect location for our next facility.We really liked the smalltown atmosphere, and its location relative to Raleigh, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, and Charlotte made it ideal. We look forward to being a part of the community.”

“Our state’s skilled and well-trained workforce is the key to our success as a location for manufactur­ers,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “As our First in Talent strategic plan for economic developmen­t makes clear, we can’t rest on our laurels in this area. Continued investment­s in education and specialize­d training programs will attract more manufactur­ers to North Carolina.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce coordinate­d the state’s support for the company during its site evaluation and decision-making process.

Although wages will vary depending on job role, the average salary for all the new positions will be $48,706. The current average wage in Robeson County is $37,649. The community will see more than $5 million enter its economy from the project’s payroll impact, each and every year.

Atlantic Building Components’ project in North Carolina will be facilitate­d, in part, by a Job Developmen­t Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by nearly $221 million. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursem­ent to the company of up to $1,045,000, spread over 12 years. State payments only occur following performanc­e verificati­on by the department­s of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incrementa­l job creation and investment targets. JDIG projects result in positive net tax revenue to the state treasury, even after taking into considerat­ion the grant’s reimbursem­ent payments to a given company.

“We welcome this accomplish­ed and successful manufactur­er to our community,” said N.C. Senator Danny Britt. “Atlantic Building Components started as a small firm in 1984 and has grown into one of the premier suppliers in its industry. We look forward to their next phase of growth in Robeson County.”

“Many people and organizati­ons worked together to introduce and then attract this company to Robeson County and Fairmont,” said N.C. Representa­tive Charles Graham. “Our community stands ready to support the executives and future employees of Atlantic Building Components as they ramp up their operations in our community.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Developmen­t Partnershi­p of North Carolina on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina’s Southeast, Robeson County, the Town of Fairmont, the Robeson County Committee of 100, and the Robeson County Office of Economic Developmen­t.

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