AP Emissions Technologies, an automotive exhaust manufacturer, will invest $400,000 to expand its e-commerce operations in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 96 new jobs in Wayne County.
The company will repurpose the company’s reclamation building to increase the capacity of its e-commerce operations and provide dedicated space in support of this growing segment of their business. The company’s production, warehouse and distribution operations will be expanded to meet the increased sales activity.
“At AP Emissions Technologies we’ve always believed in giving back to our community and we are proud to continue to invest in this area and continue to bring opportunities to the members of the Wayne County community” said Jessica Wolfe, HR Manager at AP Emissions Technologies.
A performance-based grant of $125,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with AP Emissions Technologies’ expansion plans. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“North Carolina-grown companies, like AP Emissions Technologies know the strength of our workforce, economy and quality of life,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We are delighted to have this family-owned company continue to invest and create more job opportunities in eastern North Carolina.”
Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region, North Carolina Community College System, Wayne Community College, Wayne County, Wayne County Development Alliance and North Carolina’s Southeast.
“When 90-year-old companies reinvest in North Carolina, it underscores our ability to support their long-term success,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “As one of Wayne County’s largest employers, this expansion will allow AP Emissions Technologies to continue evolving with its e-commerce functions and innovative approaches to manufacturing and distribution.”
AP Emission Technologies offers a complete line of products to wholesale and retail customers who service the professional automotive repair trade.