Source: WXII

Governor Cooper announced 201 new jobs from the furniture group Prepac Manufacturing Ltd. The new furniture factory will be located in Guilford County, according to WXII.

“Even in a pandemic, North Carolina continues to grow jobs with companies like Prepac because of our great workforce, strategic location and reliable transportation,” said Cooper.

The group plans to invest $27.1 million into a new factory in Whitsett, WXII reports. The wages will increase the state and local economy by more than $9 million per year and will grow the state economy by $373.3 million over the next dozen years, according to state estimates.

“When we started evaluating potential locations for our new east coast factory there were several good options for us to consider” said Jim Mathison, the President of Prepac Manufacturing. “Ultimately, we chose North Carolina and specifically Guilford County due to several key factors including the availability of a highly skilled workforce, easy access to major markets, and compelling State and County resources to help ensure that this project is successful given these uncertain times.”

Read the full story from WXII.