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Easley: Israeli Company Coming To Triad

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Gov. Mike Easley says an Israeli companywill be locating its first U.S. operation in the Triad area.

Easley says that AFG Wipes will be locating its first U.S. operation inRockingham County. The $25,000- to $30,000-facility will employsome 200 people over the next four years.

It will make, package and distribute wet wipes for the baby,skin care, household and health care industries.

AFG Wipes is a subsidiary of Albaad Massuot Yitzhak, headquartered in Tel Aviv.

Easley says the announcement proves North Carolina will emergefrom a national recession in a much more competitive position thanother states.