North Cove Springs, a bottler and distributor of natural spring water, will invest $6.3 million to expand its production facility in Marion, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina governor's office. The company plans to create 138 new jobs at an average annual salary of $28,141 plus benefits. "The state of North Carolina is obviously very special to us, providing the natural resources for us to be able to bring our products to market," says Chris Mencis, North Cove Springs' president. "It is also a special place to live and work. With this grant from the One NC Fund, we're excited to be in a position to be able to contribute positively back to the economy." The state has offered a grant of $310,000 to the company, contingent on job creation, that must be matched by local governments.