Nypro Inc. will be expanding its operations in North Carolina by opening a facility in Mebane in the coming year.
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley said in a news release the $6.5 million project will create 60 jobs during the next three years. He also said Nypro will receive a $150,000 grant from the One Carolina Fund, which provides financial incentives to stimulate economic activity and create jobs.
Nypro Carolina, a division of Nypro, currently employs 44 at a 53,000-square-foot facility in Graham, N.C. The unit has about 300 employees statewide.
The firm has outgrown the Graham facility.
``We're saying it could take six to 12 months'' to relocate, said Al Cotton, spokesman for Clinton, Mass.-based Nypro, in a phone interview. ``The building is already there, but it is a matter of equipping it for our purposes.''
The company had been searching for a new site for months. In November, it said it had narrowed the search to sites in Mebane and Liberty, N.C., as well as ones in Kentucky, Virginia and Illinois.
Cotton added that growth in consumer packaging and health care created the need for more space.
The state said the average weekly wage of the new jobs will be $552 plus benefits. The average county wage is $542.