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Electronics firm bringing 155 jobs to Durham

Posted January 28, 2010

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— A company that makes printed circuit boards and electronic systems plans to open an operation in Durham, creating 155 jobs, officials said Thursday.

ACW Technology Inc., which also provides logistics, testing and repair facilities, is expected to invest $4.9 million in the plant over the next three years.

A subsidiary of England-based ACW Technology Ltd., the company's digital, analog and radio frequency electronics are used in the commercial, aerospace and defense markets.

“We like the high-technology pool of resources, availability of qualified work force and the strength of the supply base. Durham, centrally located in the Southeast, will allow us to serve future customers in the U.S. region,” Jeffrey Benes, company vice president and general manager, said in a statement.

Workers at the Durham plant will assemble the circuit boards and place them into other devices.

ACW said the average wage paid at the plant would be $33,457, plus benefits.

The company has qualified to receive a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

The fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create jobs in the state. Companies must meet job creation and investment targets to obtain the money.

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  • DowntownGirl Jan 28, 2010

    Heatherbrook, who cares when the contract was awarded as long as they're coming and creating jobs. Go, Durham!!

  • voip Jan 28, 2010

    Love it!

  • OSX Jan 28, 2010

    cantstand..... Ha Ha ha I was thinking the exact same thing. Some people can't appreciate anything.

  • hollylama Jan 28, 2010

    This is way better news than Monsanto coming to town

  • Seenenuff Jan 28, 2010

    Things are slowly looking up for N.C.....one job at a time.

  • Heatherbrook Jan 28, 2010

    Was this contract awarded to Gov. Bev while vacationing in China and Japan?

  • Caveman93 Jan 28, 2010

    Wow ! A decent paying job actually "creating" something that could be exported!? WTG durham!

  • jrfergerson Jan 28, 2010

    at least 155 people out of thousands out of work will have a job soon and that is a start for the big pond of the 11% unemployment rate in many county in NC

  • daisymom Jan 28, 2010

    lol cantstand!

  • 007KnightRider Jan 28, 2010

    Good for Durham! Any job is better than no job!

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