Company Adding 170 Jobs In Yadkin County
YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. -- Lydall, a manufacturer of specialty products for the automotive industry, is expanding its factory in Hamptonville, a move that will add 170 new jobs to the workforce.Gov. Bev Perdue said the company plans to invest $18.5 million during the next three years. In addition to the Hamptonville expansion, the company said it will lease a 300,000-square-foot facility off Highway 601.Salaries for the new job will average just more than $25,000."It's great to see Lydall significantly increase their investment in Yadkin County, because they see firsthand the value of doing business in North Carolina," Perdue said. "Creating jobs is my No. 1 priority, especially in areas of the state that have been hit so hard by the decline in our traditional manufacturing industries."The company said its automotive products protect people and components from extreme heat and insulate from noise and vibration.A company spokesman said an increase in customer demand prompted the need for the expansion.He said hiring for the positions will start soon, and anyone who is interested can contact the Yadkin Employment Security Commission or the Wilkes County Employment Security Commission.
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