ERJ staff report (LMH)
Raleigh, North Carolina - Henniges Automotive is to add 64 new jobs at its plant in Reidsville, North Carolina, according to a 17 Nov press release from state governor Bev Perdue.
The expansion will bring 64 new jobs along with a $2.2 million capital investment. The project was made possible in part by a $65,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
"Henniges Automotive's decision to expand operations in Reidsville is proof that North Carolina continues to have a top-ranked business climate where global manufacturers can thrive," Perdue said in the statement.
Henniges Automotive manufactures automotive sealing parts for the global market. The company currently employs 226 people at its Reidsville facility, which produces parts for Ford, Chrysler and BMW. Henniges Automotives also has plants located in Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa.
Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $27 849 not including benefits. The Rockingham County average annual wage is $31 044.
"The support we have received from North Carolina is much appreciated at Henniges Automotive," said Geri Gasperut, Vice President of Human Resources. "Partnerships like this allow our company to grow and provide additional employment for the state of North Carolina. We look forward to continuing this trend in the future.â€
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Press release from State Governor Bev Perdue