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Hubbell Power Systems Expands Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Manufacturing Center

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. a global manufacturer of electrical power products for utilities, will invest $8.9 million at its manufacturing center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 73 jobs.

The company will expand its current manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for its products from market leading customers in the Electric Utility, Communications, Contractor & Industrial and Water markets. An operating unit of Hubbell Incorporated, the Hubbell Power Systems facility in Rocky Mount is home to the PenCell Plastics brand, a line of specialized enclosures for utility infrastructure markets, such as grade level enclosures, ground pedestals, and equipment pads.

“We appreciate the current and past support of the local community and the State of North Carolina,” said Scott Martz, Vice President and General Manager for Hubbell Power Systems. “This expansion allows us to meet the current and growing future needs of our customers, while providing job growth opportunities for people in the Rocky Mount community.”

A performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Hubbell Power Systems’ expansion in the City of Rocky Mount. The OneNC 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 OneNC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“I’m pleased to see Hubbell Power Systems will expand their PenCell Plastics’ site in North Carolina,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “There’s a reason North Carolina is the number one manufacturing state in the Southeast U.S., and expansions like this one demonstrate our workforce training and infrastructure investments are paying dividends.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, ElectriCities, the City of Rocky Mount and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.

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