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James M. Pleasants Company Consolidates Greensboro, North Carolina, Operations

James M. Pleasants Company Inc., a distributor and sales representative for HVAC, plumbing, and other industrial equipment, plans to consolidate operations in Greensboro, North Carolina. The $30 million project is expected to create 40 jobs in Guilford County.

The investment will bring together the company’s headquarters, distribution, and light manufacturing operations.

“JMP has been growing in North Carolina for more than 65 years and we are very excited to continue our growth in this state,” said Chuck Moore, Vice-President of Operations at JMP. “North Carolina is a wonderful state in which to do business, work and to live. This results in a highly motivated and skilled workforce, which is the lifeblood of our business."

As an incentive, a performance-based grant of $35,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will support the project, based on the company’s investment and the creation of 19 jobs over three years. 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 always happy to see a successful North Carolina company expand and begin its next phase of growth in our state,” noted Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Our continued economic development momentum depends on maintaining our focus on the critical fundamentals that keep new jobs coming to North Carolina, especially our well-regarded educational and workforce training systems.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) on the project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Commerce Department’s Division of Workforce Solutions, the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

JMP serves as a manufacturers’ representative for commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, as well as plumbing equipment and accessories. The company also manufactures commercial pump skids, devices that manage fluid transfer, circulation, and control.

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