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Berk-Tek Expands Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Fiber Optic Cable Production

Berk-Tek, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fiber optic cables in the telecommunications industry, plans to expand its fiber optic cabling facility in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The $27 million project is expected to create 100 jobs in Wake County over the next five years.

The project will be supported by incentive funding approved by the Town Board of Commissioners. Under the terms of the incentive agreement, Berk-Tek, LLC is eligible to receive up to $350,000 of economic development funding assistance in return for its targeted capital investment and job creation.

"Fuquay-Varina has long been home to our Company's fiber optic manufacturing, and we are extremely excited to partner with the town on our new expansion project. Fuquay-Varina is an attractive location for us in many ways, but we especially appreciate the access to such a talented workforce that we need to continue growing our business," said Karen Berry, Senior Director of Berk-Tek Operations.

New Holland, Pennsylvania-based Berk-Tek, LLC was acquired by Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. in September 2020. Leviton, an American manufacturer of electrical wiring equipment, produces electrical light sockets, receptacles, and other lighting control systems, employs more than 7,000 globally.

"This project is the perfect example of the power of partnerships in economic development. These partnerships give Fuquay-Varina businesses a competitive advantage. Local leaders collaborated to address the Company's needs to ensure they receive the workforce and economic development services to make this project successful", noted Tiffany McNeill, the Town of Fuquay-Varina’s Economic Development Director.

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