MOCKSVILLE, N.C. -- A plastics manufacturer announced Wednesday it will open up a third facility in the Piedmont, creating 140 jobs.
Asheboro-based Carolina Precision Plastics will create the jobs at a former ball-bearing plant on Highway 601 in Mocksville. Company officials said it will begin operations at its new plant by May.
The average annual wage for the jobs is about $39,000 a year plus benefits. That's nearly $11,000 a year higher than the county's average wage.
CPP works primarily in consumer packaging in support of the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
Ron Skinner with CPP said it closed a plant in Connecticut because of increasing costs and looked in Tennessee, Virginia and other parts of North Carolina places to move.
CPP currently employs 280 at facilities in Asheboro and Greensboro.
The project was made possible through a $250,000 state grant. The company plans to invest $5.3 million in return.
Davie County leaders said Wednesday's announcement was significant since the county has lost more than 800 jobs in the last five years.
For more information on the company, go to cppglobal.com.
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