Polymer concrete structures manufacturer Armorock LLC is investing $6.6 million to open a new production facility in Edgecombe County, NC to bolster its position in the southeast U.S., North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a release Monday.
“Armorock is excited to manufacture our sustainable corrosion proof sewer structures here in North Carolina. Locating here will reduce costs for the local infrastructure CIP projects and accelerate revenue growth,” the firm’s president, Vince Bussio, said in a statement. “We are confident in the world class work force available to us in Edgecombe County. We look forward to growing roots here and building trust with our local team and community.”
Polymer concrete structures produced by the company are used in wastewater applications. The products offer greater H2S corrosion resistance compared to coated or lined traditional precast offerings, according to Armorock.
About 55 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the project. The average annual salary for those positions will reach up to $52,577, the governor’s release said. Annual wages in Edgecombe County currently stands at an average of $35,732.
The One North Carolina Fund is providing a performance-based grant of $200,000 to assist the company with its move to the area.
“We’re very pleased that Armorock has selected our region for their newest manufacturing facility,” N.C. Senator Milton “Toby” Fitch said in the release. “We welcome them and look forward to working with the company’s executives to help them find success in Edgecombe County.”