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PaperPak To Move Headquarters To Pitt County, Add 100 Jobs

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RALEIGH, N.C. — PaperPak products, a manufacturer of adult disposable incontinence products, will expand its workforce by nearly a third and invest $9.7 million to expand its facility in Pitt County, Governor Mike Easley announced Monday.

As part of the expansion, PaperPak also will move its corporate headquarters to Greenville from California.

"Greenville was selected as our North American headquarters because of the availability of highly skilled people required to run our business, the dedication and contributions of current employees, and the support and interest offered by the local community," said PaperPak Chief Executive Officer Michael Fagan in a statement.

PaperPak will receive a $200,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which also requires a matching total from local governments.

The company will add 100 jobs. It currently employs 235 people in Greenville.

The average wage of the new jobs will be $48,000 plus benefits, according to the governor's office. The average Pitt County wage is $26,520, not including benefits.

Other partners in the project were the N.C. Department of Commerce, Pitt County, Pitt County Committee of 100, Pitt Community College and North Carolina's Eastern Region.

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