Durham, N.C. — A pharmaceutical company said Wednesday that it will build a $59 million manufacturing plant in Durham, creating 100 jobs over the next three years.
Purdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P. develops and makes prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The company already employs about 180 people at a plant in Wilson.
“This decision underscores Purdue’s commitment to the Raleigh/Durham region, and solidifies the company’s footprint in North Carolina through the establishment of a manufacturing and technology hub,” Purdue President and Chief Executive John Stewart said in a statement.
The average salary at the Durham plant will be $70,199, plus benefits. Durham County's average annual wage is $66,602.
Purdue qualified from a grant of up to $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance to attract business projects to the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job and investment targets to obtain the grant funds.