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Electrical part supplier expanding in Goldsboro

Posted January 4, 2013

— An electrical components manufacturer is expanding in Goldsboro with plans to add 29 jobs in the next three years, Gov. Bev Perdue said Friday.

Balfour Beatty Rail’s Traction Power Group, which currently employs 50 people in Goldsboro, makes electrical parts for the public transit industry. The company will invest more than $1 million during the expansion.

“The current expansion is necessary as Balfour Beatty Rail anticipates a growing demand for mass transit construction opportunities around the U.S., including systems such as the Charlotte Light Rail System and the recently awarded Charlotte Street Car System,” said Joe Reed, vice president of Transit for Balfour Beatty Rail.

He said the company will need project engineers, project managers, manufacturing personnel and others.

The average salary for the new positions will be $43,000. The average annual wage in Wayne County is $31,512.

The expansion is being helped by a $60,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which was created to attract and retain businesses in the state.


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  • MskoorB Jan 4, 2013

    Worland - Ride down Slocumb St. and you'll see why unemployment is 30% in Wayne County!

  • watchhillgirl Jan 4, 2013

    I live in Goldsboro and I have never heard of this company. It is really great though! Happy to see more jobs for people! Heard they let 150 go in New Bern, NC at Hatteras Yachts. I really hate that for them.

  • Worland Jan 4, 2013

    With actual unemployment in Wayne county at around 30%, a whopping 29 jobs won't make any difference. That's assuming anyone in the county has experience in transportation manufacturing, which is required by the job listings. They'll probably have to "import" workers from somewhere else.

  • lsdhome Jan 4, 2013

    Sounds like a good 'un!!!