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Manufacturing Company Picks Surry County For New Plant

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Ottenweller Company, an Indiana based manufacturing company, will open a new production plant in Surry County and create 96 jobs.

Ottenweller, a supplier of fabricated welded and precision machined parts, plans to invest $4.7 million in the plant over the next three years.

The company will receive a $75,000 One North Carolina Fund grant, Governor Mike Easley's officer announced. One North Carolina Fund grants require a match from local governments and/or the community.

Average weekly wages are expected to be $600 plus benefits.

"The ability to be close to our customers in the southeast, and North Carolina's business friendly atmosphere, made the decision to locate our plant in Surry County an easy one," said Michael Ottenweller, president of Ottenweller. "Representatives from the state and the local community college have been terrific to work with and we believe the work ethic of the local workforce will allow us to have a successful expansion in North Carolina."

Ottenweller is based in Fort Wayne, IN.

Other partners in the recruiting process were the N.C. Department of Commerce, Surry County and the Town of Elkin.

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