Softwood timber manufacturer Klausner Lumber Two will build the sawmill in Enfield with help from state grants. The company is receiving the Job Development Investment Grant and a grant of $750,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which was designed to provide financial assistance to business expansion projects. The company is expected to invest $110 million in Halifax County, a spokeswoman for the governor said.
Under the terms of the Job Development Investment Grant, the company could earn as much as $3.91 million if it meets and sustains job creation targets over the next 11 years.
The average wage of the new positions will be $32,603 per year, higher than the average wage in Halifax County of $27,924, the spokeswoman said.
The company produces custom-sized rough and planed lumber products. Their products are used in the construction, pressure-treating, furniture and packaging industries. Klausner is based in Tyrol, Austria, and operates two sawmills in Germany.
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