Krispy Kreme and Others Invest in Right to Work North Carolina

Right to Work North Carolina is a center for economic development. That’s why businesses such as Krispy Kreme and Alamance Foods are expanding here. Other companies, like BELIEVER Meats and Sumitomo Forestry America are also adding new locations. Read on so you can find out more about what these investments will mean for North Carolina’s economy.

Krispy Kreme:

Krispy Kreme is investing $5.8 million in order to expand in Right to Work Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This will also create 180 new jobs!

“Since its founding over 85 years ago, Krispy Kreme has remained committed to its origins in Winston-Salem. With this project, we look forward to growing our presence in Winston-Salem, a city that has always meant so much to the brand.” […]

“Krispy Kreme is an integral part of Winston-Salem’s history. Along with companies like Reynolds, Hanes, Garner Foods, and others, Krispy Kreme’s story is an example of enterprising entrepreneurs that have gone on to build some of America’s most iconic brands from right here in Winston-Salem. […] As one of our city’s legacy companies, Krispy Kreme has been a cornerstone to building our strong food and beverage manufacturing industry, thus allowing for it to continue to expand here.” […]



BELIEVER Meats is investing $123.35 million in order to establish in Right to Work Wilson, North Carolina and create 100 new jobs.

“Our facility propels BELIEVER forward as a leader in the cultivated meat industry. […] Our brand has continually proven our commitment to scale production technology and capacity, and with our new U.S. production center, we are one step closer to commercialization. BELIEVER is setting the standard globally to make it possible for future generations to eat and enjoy meat.” […]

“Believer Meats’ announcement is the perfect amalgamation of our rich history in agriculture and life sciences, the biotechnology assets North Carolina has created over the past 50 years, and today’s advanced technology. […] North Carolina is paving the way to meet America’s future nutritional needs.”


Sumitomo Forestry America:

Sumitomo Forestry America is investing $19.5 million in order to establish operations in Right to Work Archdale, North Carolina and create 129 jobs.

“We look forward to partnering with North Carolina on the development of this facility, which will not only help builders and developers with supply chain needs but will also contribute to the local economy and community.” […]

“Manufacturing companies find North Carolina’s rural communities offer them an ideal place to grow their businesses. […] From our superior transportation networks to our skilled workforce, Sumitomo Forestry will find Randolph County will deliver the right ingredients for success.” […]

“We welcome Sumitomo Forestry, another Japanese company, as they join North Carolina’s family of manufacturers. […] Japan remains one of our state’s largest sources of foreign direct investment, thanks to our state’s long-term investments in our education and workforce training systems, and our transportation infrastructure.”


Alamance Foods:

Alamance Foods is investing $42 million in order to expand in Right to Work Graham, North Carolina. This will also create 135 new jobs!

“Today, companies have many locations to choose from when considering an expansion, but North Carolina’s competitive advantages always shine through. […] It’s great to see a home-grown company like Alamance Foods expand in our state, thanks to our roads, airports, rail and ports, our strong communities and our dedicated, well trained workforce.” […]

“North Carolina leads the Southeast in manufacturing excellence. […] We welcome the vote of confidence Alamance Foods’ expansion represents, and their company can depend on the strength and ingenuity of the North Carolina workforce to take them to the next stage of their growth.”


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