North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced this week that Ply Gem Industries will expand its operations in Columbus County. The company plans to create 145 jobs and invest $15.5 million over the next three years in Fair Bluff.

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual salaries for the new jobs will be $45,730, plus benefits. The Columbus County average annual wage is $31,605.

“Ply Gem is pleased to continue to expand our relationship with Columbus County and the Town of Fair Bluff,” says Gary Robinette, president and CEO of Ply Gem.

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $150,000. The grant is contingent upon proof of job creation and receipt of a local funding match. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds.


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