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Green Building Supply Manufacturer Opening Plant in North Carolina

03/17/2009
Foam and Steel Technology Associates Inc. (FASTA), a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel and foam construction panels, will invest $2.5 million to open its first manufacturing facility in Littleton, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina governor's office. The company plans to create 105 new jobs at an average annual salary of $28,707 plus benefits. "The site's location provides for exceptional logistical access to major roadways, and the availability of a highly qualified labor force in Halifax County will contribute to the company's long-term success," says Terry Fowler, FASTA's president. Virginia-headquartered FASTA promotes green building practices for the efficient use of energy, water, and materials in residential home building; the company says on its website that its materials are all-mineral content, energy efficient, and non-toxic. The company has been offered incentives that include a $300,000 grant from the state, contingent on job creation and maintenance of pre-determined salary levels, that must be matched by local agencies.

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