(Lumberton, NC)- Gov. Mike Easley announced today that Rempac Foam Corporation plans to create 65 new jobs and invest $1.25 million in the area over the next three years. Rempac is a manufacturer of flexible foam plastic products. The company is headquartered in New Jersey and has another plant located in Lumberton, Tec-pack, which currently employs 61 people.
When Rempac decided to consider relocation, it called Steve Yost, Marketing Manager for North Carolina's Southeast and requested assistance. According to plant manager, Gary Lanier, "Rempac first came to North Carolina because of the availability of a skilled workforce and strong community college system." In addition, he made comments about the positive business climate, quality workers, and excellent incentives offered by local and state government.
Rempac received incentives and assistance from several organizations. This project was generated by North Carolina's Southeast, the regional economic development organization for southeastern North Carolina. The Governor's One North Carolina Fund has pledged a $70,000 grant to Rempac, and the other organizations that participated in making this location possible were Robeson County EDC, the city of Lumberton, Robeson Community College, and the Employment Security Commission.