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Flowers Foods to shut Triad plant, lay off 169

Flowers Foods will shut its Winston-Salem snack cake operations in early October, a move that will result in the layoff of 169 workers. The Georgia-based company cites outdated equipment and insufficient volume. The planned layoffs come after Flowers Foods announced last month plans to restructure and streamline operations. The company expects to incur closing-associated costs […]

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General Foam to shutter Tarboro plant, lay off 215

General Foam Products Corp. will shutter its Tarboro operations, a move that will result in the layoff of 215 employees. The Virginia-based company, which makes plastic holiday decorations, didn’t provide a reason for the closure. General Foam, which received state and local grants when it expanded its eastern North Carolina three years ago, is scheduled […]

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Pfizer to invest $100M in Sanford plant, add 40 jobs

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. will invest $100 million in a life science research and manufacturing plant in Sanford, a move that will create 40 jobs with an average annual salary of $90,000. Construction is scheduled to begin early next year on the facility, which will focus on gene therapy. The Lee County Board of Commissioners […]

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Foxconn chooses Wisconsin for $3B plant

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has chosen Wisconsin over several other states, including North Carolina, to build a $10 billion plant that will initially employ 3,000. The news comes as a disappointment to the Tar Heel State, with N.C. Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland having recently said that Foxconn was still considering North Carolina as a potential site for the […]

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