Wright Foods to create 505 new jobs in Montgomery County

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TROY, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory announced Monday Wright Foods will expand its food processing and packaging operation in Montgomery County, creating 505 new jobs in Troy and investing $53 million over the next five years.

Wright Foods is a food processing company that utilizes technology developed at North Carolina State University to package its products.

“One of my top priorities is helping existing businesses grow and expand their operations in North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “It’s always encouraging when homegrown companies choose to reinvest in our state.”

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $29,678 plus benefits.

Wright Foods currently employs more than 80 employees, including over 35 new jobs that were announced last year.

“Consumers continue to demand more nutritious and better tasting foods and at the same time, they want foods that are convenient and affordable,” said J. Michael Drozd, President and CEO of Wright Foods, Inc.

“This expansion will allow us to grow to meet the needs of consumers. We are proud that the State of North Carolina recognizes the importance of agribusiness to our economy and our future. We are excited to expand in Montgomery County and to continue the partnership we have established with this Community.”

For employment at Wright Foods, visit Employment Staffing Inc. at 160 N. 1st St. #2 in Albemarle or call (704) 986-0447.

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