Air filter plant to create 300 jobs in Wilson

Posted June 20, 2019 12:49 p.m. EDT

— A company that makes air filters for retail, commercial and industrial customers plans to open a manufacturing plant in Wilson, creating 305 jobs, officials said Thursday.

CleanAire LLC expects to invest $10 million in the plant, which will operate under the name Pamlico Air.

“We are excited that Wilson will be home to our North Carolina facility. We have a lot of ties to eastern North Carolina and are thankful for the support we have received from the city of Wilson and the state to make this opportunity a reality,” Travis Stephenson, Pamlico Air chief executive, said in a statement.

The average annual wage for the new jobs will be $32,557, lower than Wilson County's $44,012 average, officials said.

Pamlico Air qualified for a $250,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which matches local funding to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job and investment targets to obtain the money.