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Energizer Holdings Plans Asheboro, North Carolina, Production-Packaging Campus

Energizer Holdings, Inc., known for its icon Energizer batteries, plans to invest in equipment at its battery production and packaging facilities in Asheboro, North Carolina. The $34 million project is expected to create 144 jobs in Randolph County.

The company will upgrade its sites to increase its production and packaging capacity.

“We’re incredibly excited about this expansion,” said Abe Prandini, Plant Manager of the Asheboro manufacturing plant. “Our decision to invest in our Asheboro facilities is a testament to the great workforce in the area and we’re looking forward to calling Asheboro our home for many years to come.”

The project is being supported by a performance-based grant of $450,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and 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 matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“We’re charged up to announce Energizer’s decision to increase its investment in our state,” noted Governor Roy Cooper. “This is another important expansion for Randolph and surrounding counties and it spotlights North Carolina as a place for world renowned companies to grow and succeed.”

Energizer Holdings is the globally recognized manufacturer of Energizer, Rayovac and Eveready batteries and flashlights, along with well-known auto care products like Armor All and STP.

“Energizer has become synonymous with powering our lives,” added N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Our manufacturing workforce, combined with our convenient location and transportation infrastructure, will continue to make North Carolina a top choice for global brands like Energizer.”

In addition to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, (EDPNC) other key partners in this project include the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, Randolph Community College, North Carolina Retail Merchants Association, Randolph County, Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, City of Asheboro, and Duke Energy.

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