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Lee Controls to create new jobs in Brunswick County

Posted September 6, 2013

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— Governor Pat McCrory and  Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced Friday that that Lee Controls, LLC will locate its manufacturing and headquarters operations in Brunswick County.

The company plans to create 77 new jobs and invest $2.46 million over the next 3 years near Southport.

“This project demonstrates how reforming the tax code can become an important tool for economic development,” said Governor McCrory. “We welcome Lee Controls to our state and look forward to seeing more products made right here in North Carolina.”

Lee Controls, LLC is a world-class manufacturer of round rail products.

“North Carolina has the highly-skilled workforce that companies need to be competitive in a global economy,” said Sharon Decker, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce. “Lee Control’s decision to locate in Brunswick County will provide much-needed employment opportunities for this region in North Carolina.”

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,649 plus benefits. The Brunswick County average annual wage is $33,174.

The project was made possible, in part, by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $40,000. 

Other partners that helped with this project include: the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges, Brunswick County Economic Development Commission, Brunswick County and the City of Southport.


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