Area Development
Burlington Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of specialty textiles, plans to expand its facility in Alamance County, creating 110 jobs and investing $725,000 over the next three years in Burlington, North Carolina, a city of more than 50,000 between Greensboro and Durham.

"Our company is delighted to have the opportunity to create these jobs in North Carolina, especially in the textile segment that has seen hard times in recent years," said Michael Durham, President and CEO of Burlington Technologies. "Without the swift and coordinated support of our local city and county government leaders, as well as the North Carolina Department of Commerce, these jobs and business opportunity would not be possible for our company. Burlington Technologies is also proud and honored that we will be providing product for the men and women of our U.S. Military."

The company currently employs more than 60 employees at its Burlington facility. Burlington Technologies is looking to secure a U.S. Government contract to supply equipment for the military. This planned expansion is contingent upon the company receiving the military contract. Salaries will vary by job function, but the total payroll for the new jobs will be nearly $2.5 million.

The project was made possible in part by a $120,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, said Governor Bev Perdue. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require local matches.