Nypro Inc. is considering another major expansion to its operations in Mebane, N.C., and recently received approval by the Mebane City Council for $314,250 in an incentive package that is contingent on the creation of 75 new jobs.
The agreement is based on a $16.95 million investment from Nypro that includes leasing a 137,000-square-foot building, adding $8 million in equipment and creating 75 jobs.
“The deal is not final but we are certainly proceeding that way,” said Chris Johnson, senior director of government and civic engagement at Jabil Circuit Inc., the parent of Nypro.
He said the company is working with the local, county and state officials in the next few months to come up with a package to help with the expansion. Nypro actually completed a 75,000-square-foot addition last year to boost the Mebane facility to 188,000 square feet.
“We are very focused on Mebane in North Carolina, but until it is done, it is not done,” he said.
Johnson said city officials have been very helpful in the process, and that they will be meeting with county officials later in the month or early next month. The company has been in Mebane since 2007 and did not apply for any help with last year's expansion.
The Mebane site mainly injection molds packaging and health-care products. It has 170 employees. The expansion plan would tentatively create 75 new jobs and convert 80 temporary jobs into 60 full-time jobs.
Nypro is based in Clinton, Mass. Jabil Circuit is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla.