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MOCKSVILLE, N.C. -- Ingersoll Rand announced Monday plans to add at least 60 jobs at its plant in Mocksville.

The company plans to create 60 jobs and invest nearly $22 million over the next three years in Mocksville.

The project was made possible in part by a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

The additional jobs are part of the company's move from its plant in Georgia to Mocksville.

The expansion of its Thermal King operation eventually could bolster the workforce by 80 to 100 jobs, or up to 470 to 490 overall, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

“Our highly skilled workforce is vital to attracting advanced manufacturers like Ingersoll Rand,” said Gov. Perdue.

The expansion also represents a $20 million capital investment.

Ingersoll Rand is eligible for up to $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund and a matching $50,000 from the county Economic Development Commission, according to the paper.

There also will be training funds involved in the incentive package.

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $35,230. The Davie County average annual wage is $28,028.

The plant opened in 1965 and manufacturers rotary and centrifugal air compressors in addition to service parts.

The company announced in December 2010 it was investing more than $7 million in state-of-the-art production equipment at the Mocksville plant, which employs roughly 380 people.

For more information about applying for the jobs, visit careers.ingersollrand.com.