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Chicken Coop Company to Invest $2 Million in Butner PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 May 2021 09:28
Carolina Coops, a custom chicken coop manufacturer, will create 147 new jobs over three years in Granville County, and up to 500 by 2026, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2.1 million to locate a production facility in Butner.

 

“It's good to welcome Carolina Coops back to North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Our state’s talented workforce and transportation infrastructure continue to attract manufacturers from all industries.”

 

Founded in Durham in 2009, Carolina Coops is a family-owned producer of superior, walk-in chicken coops and related accessories. The company designs, manufactures and distributes the handcrafted backyard coops globally. In high demand for their durability and signature deep litter beds, Carolina Coops offers standard and customized henhouses for functional farmers to purchase online. Carolina Coops returns to North Carolina from upstate New York to expand their manufacturing footprint just outside of Creedmoor, in the Town of Butner.

 

“We are excited to be coming back to North Carolina, where it all started,” said Matthew DuBoise, owner of Carolina Coops. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of NC and Granville County. We look forward to being a part of the local community, creating jobs and outreach such as Rotary Club, FFA, and incubating eggs in classrooms, so we can grow together.” 

 

The North Carolina Department of Commerce led a team of partners in supporting Carolina Coop’s decision to establish a manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The new positions include administrative, distribution, finance, marketing and sales, production, technical and transportation personnel. The average annual salary for all new positions is $46,859 creating a potential payroll impact of more than $6.8 million per year. Granville County’s average annual salary is $42,326.

 

“Our economy is rooted in agriculture and driven by entrepreneurs like Carolina Coops,” said Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “With our central location, skilled workforce and access to raw materials, our state has the right ingredients to support the company’s growth in rural North Carolina.”
A performance-based grant of $400,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Carolina Coops’ relocation to North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

 

“Carolina Coops’ relocation to Butner is a great win for the people of Granville County,” said N.C. Representative Larry Yarborough. “Our region is poised to support them for their long-term growth plans in our state.”

 

“This is outstanding news for our community,” said N.C. Senator Mike Woodard. “We appreciate Carolina Coops’ investment and look forward to partnering with the company as they establish their operations.”

 

Joining the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina were key partners in the project that included the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Vance-Granville Community College, Kerr Tar Council of Government, Granville County, Granville County Economic Development, Granville County Public Schools, the Town of Butner and the NC Works Career Center Oxford.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Governor Cooper Appoints Judges For Davidson and Davie Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 May 2021 08:13
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed two District Court Judges to serve in Judicial District 22B, which serves Davidson and Davie counties.

 

“These appointees have years of knowledge and experience in their district,” Gov. Cooper said. “I’m grateful for their willingness to serve on the bench.”
Rosalind Baker, of Lexington, North Carolina, will serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 22B. She will fill the seat vacated by the Hon. April Wood. Since 1984, Baker has worked as a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Rosalind Baker. Baker earned her Bachelor of Arts at North Carolina A&T State University and her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law. 

 

Jon W. Myers will serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 22B. He will fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Wayne Michael who retired in February. Myers has worked as a solo practitioner at Jon W. Myers, Attorney at Law in Lexington, North Carolina since 1992. Myers earned his Bachelor of Arts at Wake Forest University, his Master of Business Administration at Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management and his Juris Doctor at Wake Forest University of School of Law.
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Governor Appoints Judges For Davidson and Davie Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 May 2021 08:11
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed two District Court Judges to serve in Judicial District 22B, which serves Davidson and Davie counties.

 

“These appointees have years of knowledge and experience in their district,” Gov. Cooper said. “I’m grateful for their willingness to serve on the bench.”
Rosalind Baker, of Lexington, North Carolina, will serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 22B. She will fill the seat vacated by the Hon. April Wood. Since 1984, Baker has worked as a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Rosalind Baker. Baker earned her Bachelor of Arts at North Carolina A&T State University and her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law. 

 

Jon W. Myers will serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 22B. He will fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Wayne Michael who retired in February. Myers has worked as a solo practitioner at Jon W. Myers, Attorney at Law in Lexington, North Carolina since 1992. Myers earned his Bachelor of Arts at Wake Forest University, his Master of Business Administration at Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management and his Juris Doctor at Wake Forest University of School of Law.
 
Fidelity Investments To Add 500 Jobs At RTP Campus PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 10:05
Fidelity Investments will be creating a new Regional Center for its Personal Investing business, adding 500 new jobs at its existing campus in Research Triangle Park over the next few quarters, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

 

The company has stated that it will begin hiring 500 additional staff immediately and that it intends to hire candidates with strong customer service skills, including those working in industries like hospitality and retail that may have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

 

“Today’s announcement shows that high quality talent builds the strongest foundation for long-term business relationships,” said Governor Cooper. “Fidelity Investments has been a great partner with our state in helping to improve education and career opportunities, and we look forward to our continued success.”
The 500 jobs will be part of a new business function for Fidelity Investments’ portfolio in North Carolina, which until now, has focused on technology that supports all company business lines, as well as customer service for 401(k) and other workplace clients. The company notes that candidates do not need to be a licensed financial professional to be hired.  

 

“Fidelity Investments is excited to grow our footprint and expand our existing regional site in North Carolina,” said Rob Merdes, Market Leader for Fidelity Investments in North Carolina. “We’re increasing the number of customer-facing employees to support not only unprecedented client growth and engagement, but also our associates who work hard every day to help our customers. Expanding in North Carolina gives us access to a talented and diverse workforce in The Tar Heel State to fill these entry-level positions that are new to this market for us. North Carolina will continue to play an important role in our company’s growth.”

 

“We are excited that Fidelity Investments continues to choose North Carolina’s diverse and highly-skilled talent pool and unparalleled quality of life to grow their business,” said Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders. “We look forward to expanding our workforce development partnership to include more creative and inclusive strategies for jobs recruitment and to strengthen alignment between people, skills, training and good jobs.”

 

 Fidelity Investments is offering virtual hiring, onboarding, and training, as well as work-from-home arrangements to ensure the safety of its associates. North Carolinians interested in applying for these positions, which include primarily entry-level roles, should visit https://jobs.fidelity.com.
Fidelity Investments currently employs 4,300 people in North Carolina. In addition to the 500 new jobs highlighted today, Fidelity Invest
ments announced 250 technology and customer-facing jobs in North Carolina in April. Over the last year Fidelity Investments has grown significantly, earning more than 8.6 million new accounts since the start of 2020.
 
 
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