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Cosmetics company to expand in Sanford

Posted December 16, 2010

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— Coty Inc., which makes perfumes and cosmetics, will expand its operation in Sanford, creating 140 jobs, officials said Thursday.

The $12 million expansion will add eight production lines to make nail polish, and production is scheduled to begin in March.

Vice President and General Manager Brian O'Neil said the Sanford plant was selected for the new production lines in a competitive process.

"We've had success in the past, thanks to our exceptional employees and a supportive business climate, and we look forward to being a part of this community for many years to come," O'Neil said in a statement.

Coty already employs more than 800 people in Sanford to make perfumes and lotions under the brands of Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, adidas and others.

The expansion in Sanford comes as Coty is shutting down an operation in Pender County.

The company acquired the plant in Rocky Point three years ago and decided to close it as part of a global consolidation effort. About 400 manufacturing and distribution jobs are being eliminated with the closure.

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  • 6079 SMITH W Dec 16, 2010

    Fret not, lori.....help IS on the way. Watch for it. ;)

  • 6079 SMITH W Dec 16, 2010

    Cue the Four Horsemen of the Apocalyse...I'm really gonna defend GWALLY here......not because I agree with his personal political views, but because he's right. And loriphlps too. If the ICE showed up at the front door, the back walls in that place would explode from the stampede. It's my hobby, and I'll call if I want to, call if I want to.....and you'd call too, if it happened to you! I will call them myself, thanks for the tip, and consider it done. ;)

  • lizard Dec 16, 2010

    Is there a growing demand for cosmetics? Are women getting uglier?

  • oleguy Dec 16, 2010

    Smells Nice

  • arfamr1006 Dec 16, 2010

    Oh what great and wonderful jobs for Mexico's economy..(subsidized by NC taxpayers)..Show up there with a dark blue coat on that has the initials ICE on the front and "work force" will run out the back door post-haste!!
    GWALLY

    can people really be this ignorant? coty and cat both pay more taxes in a day than you'll pay your entire life

  • Bryan D Dec 16, 2010

    Another Caterpillar looting the state treasury every few years for "incentives".

    You are so ignorant. Your welcome

  • GWALLY Dec 16, 2010

    Oh what great and wonderful jobs for Mexico's economy..(subsidized by NC taxpayers)..Show up there with a dark blue coat on that has the initials ICE on the front and "work force" will run out the back door post-haste!!

  • moth Dec 16, 2010

    Another Caterpillar looting the state treasury every few years for "incentives".

  • wynnediii Dec 16, 2010

    Thanks for deleting my post wral and leaving the attack against me. Typical.

  • 6079 SMITH W Dec 16, 2010

    OUCH! ;)

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