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Weitron, Inc., Plans Everetts, North Carolina, Production Plant

Weitron, Inc., a packager and distributor of refrigerant gases, plans to invest $12.8 million in a production plant in Everetts, North Carolina. The company plans to create 31 jobs in Martin County.

“Weitron considered several options,” said Deborah Dayton, President of Weitron. “North Carolina fit all of our strategic goals. Its workforce will allow us to provide quality products and we can get products to our customers in a timely manner given the location and transportation resources.” Ryan Carpenter, Vice President of Operations, added, “It is a high priority for us to provide the next generation of environmentally friendly refrigerants. We will have this facility up and running shortly.”

A performance-based grant of $90,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Weitron’s expansion in Martin County. 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.

“Companies far and wide know that rural North Carolina provides great business locations,” Governor Roy Cooper said. “There’s no better endorsement of North Carolina’s many advantages than a growing business like Weitron deciding to invest in our state and our people.”

“From the state’s workforce training programs to our superior transportation infrastructure, North Carolina offers companies everything they need to succeed,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. N.C. Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. were instrumental in supporting the company’s investment decision.

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Golden Leaf Foundation, the North Carolina Railroad Company, CSX Transportation, NCEast Alliance, Edgecombe-Martin Electric Membership Corporation, the Martin County Committee of 100, Martin County, and the Martin County Economic Development Corporation.

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