Perdue says boat jobs coming to Tarboro

March 10, 2009 11:47:03 AM PDT
Governor Beverly Perdue says a boat maker will expand and bring 120 new jobs to Edgecombe County.She made the announcement Tuesday in a news release sent to the media. Perdue said HC Composites, a national manufacturer of twin-hull boats, will invest $2.65 million in its Tarboro facility.

Part of the deal with the state was a $130,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

“Boat manufacturing is an important part of our economy and the state’s heritage,” Gov. Perdue said. “Our skilled workforce and top-ranked business climate are among the many reasons that homegrown companies such as HC Composites continue to flourish and expand in this great state.”

The jobs will pay $29,560 a year, not including benefits.

HC Composites does business under the name World Cat, and makes catamaran fishing boats. The company is purchasing Glacier Bay Catamarans of Seattle, which makes twin-hull cruising boats and will relocate the Glacier Bay facility to Tarboro.


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