Cambro Manufacturing Company is moving its operations to Mebane, N.C. The company plans to invest more than $30.4 million over the next three years on the project, which is expected to create 100 new jobs.
The company will develop up to 450,000 square feet of land. The project will begin by purchasing 28 acres of land and building 220,000 square feet of railway to provide access to the raw materials needed for manufacturing. The new facility will also require seven injection mold machines to produce its plastic products.
President and owner of Cambro Manufacturing Argyle Campbell, stated Alamance County, N.C., was the perfect place to expand the company because of the quality for the workers, the transportation location and the business-friendly nature of the county.
A statement from the governor's office said the current average annual wage in the county is $35,789. The specific salaries will vary for the new positions, but the average annual wage for the positions will be $44,200 plus benefits.
Cambro Manufacturing began operating in California in 1951 and offered only one product, a hospital food tray. It's now an international business with facilities around the world and offer a long line of food service industry products.
Funding for the project was obtained from the One North Carolina Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to attract businesses that will stimulate the economy and create new jobs in the state. The companies only receive the funds after job creation and other performance standards are met.
"North Carolina has a strong legacy in manufacturing," Gov. Pat McCrory stated. "Our talented and knowledgeable workforce is a top reason companies choose to locate in North Carolina. Cambro Manufacturing's announcement brings well-paying manufacturing jobs to Alamance County."
Expanding businesses should partner with manufacturing recruiters to fill their new positions. Manufacturing recruiters let the business focus on their bottom line while the recruiters find the most qualified workers for the jobs.