Governor McCrory announces 170 new Wake County jobs

Gov. Pat McCrory

Governor Pat McCrory says Proto Labs, Inc., will be expanding in Wake County to create 170 new jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest in excess of $25 million in the Town of Cary over the same period.

The company specializes in 3D printing.

"Proto Labs is one of those 21st century companies that is helping North Carolina stay on the cutting edge of technology and innovation," said Governor McCrory. "By more than doubling its workforce, the company is demonstrating that nothing compares to North Carolina when it comes to being a great place for innovative ideas."

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $150,000.

"Since the launch of 3D printing at Proto Labs, we've increased our capabilities here in the U.S. and we've also introduced our additive manufacturing services in Europe," explained Rob Connelly, Proto Labs' VP of Additive Manufacturing. "Our state-of-the-art facility in North Carolina will be a critical driver in advancing 3D printing in the U.S. and globally for many years to come."

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