Florida Firm To Open Plant, Hire 70 Workers in Hamlet
Posted June 13, 2006 10:27 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — APG-Meridian, a Florida-based manufacturer of aluminum fences, gates and railings, will open a plant in Richmond County and create 70 new jobs, Governor Mike Easley said Monday.
APG-Meridian will invest $2.5 million over the next three years in the plant.
The company received a One North Carolina Fund grant of $60,000 along with local match funds as incentives to build the plant in Hamlet.
APG-Meridian, which is based in Pompano Beach, FL, expects to open the plant in October. Average weekly wages will be $478 plus benefits.
"After entertaining offers from several other states, we chose North Carolina for our expansion," said Sam Kafin, president of APG-Meridian. "The business-friendly atmosphere, quality of life and proximity to other major markets all played a role in our decision. We are looking forward to growing in and with the state of North Carolina for years to come."