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Garage Door Plant To Create 143 Jobs In Davie County

Posted July 11, 2006

— Amarr Company, a manufacturer of garage doors, plans to open a plant in Davie County and create 143 jobs.

Amarr will invest $10.5 million in the new facility over the next three years, according to a source from Governor Mike Easley's office.

As an incentive to build the plant in North Carolina, the company received a $75,000 One North Carolina Fund grant. The job incentives grant requires a match from local governments.

"Amarr's decision to expand in North Carolina is a testament to our top-ranked business climate," Easley said in a statement. "We will continue to make smart investments in education, infrastructure and workforce development to ensure manufacturing companies grow and succeed in our state"

The plant, which will be used for metalworking and assembly, will be built in Mocksville.

Amarr has more than 1,200 workers at more than 60 facilities in the United States, Mexico, Hungary and Canada. Its headquarters is located in Winston-Salem. The company was launched in North Carolina in 1951.

Also participating in the plant project were the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community College System, Piedmont Triad Regional Partnership and Energy United (Electric Membership Cooperative).

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