Peanuts, Jobs, and More in Right to Work North Carolina

Right to Work North Carolina Economic Update

Companies are investing in North Carolina as a result of its Right to Work laws. Some of the most recent investments are coming from Severn Peanut Company, Pilkington North America (PNA), and EPOC Enviro. Read on in order to find out how these companies will positively affect the economy.

Severn Peanut Company:

Severn Peanut Company is investing $17 million in order to expand and create 44 new jobs in Right to Work Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

“We are grateful for the continued support we have received from local and state officials who have been integral in moving the project forward. […] We also want to thank Governor Cooper and his office for their leadership and commitment to North Carolina industries like ours. We are excited about the opportunities this project will create for our customers as well as current and future team members, here in the state we call home.” […]

“Providing most of the nation’s in-shell peanuts, North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for peanut production. […] Our agricultural legacy, manufacturing prowess, and innovative industry support help agribusinesses thrive in our state and improve the economic prosperity of rural North Carolina.”


Pilkington North America (PNA):

Pilkington North America (PNA) is investing $86.8 million in order to expand and create 20 new jobs in Right to Work Laurinburg, North Carolina

“Global manufacturers like PNA choose North Carolina time and time again. […] This decision proves that our state’s investments in workforce development and infrastructure continue to pay off, bringing us new jobs and investments.” […]

“North Carolina’s track record for attracting foreign investment means our state is one of the best places to do business in the world. […] To keep our winning edge in the global market, I will continue to build relationships with international partners and make sure our state continues to support the things that make a difference, like training our workforce for the opportunities that lie ahead.”


EPOC Enviro:

EPOC Enviro is investing $4.1 million in order to establish a facility and create 226 new jobs in Right to Work Iredell County, North Carolina.

“Global manufacturers like EPOC are attracted to places with a diverse and skilled workforce. […] North Carolina not only has the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern United States, but it also has a strategic economic development plan that prioritizes our workforce and training systems to help prepare our talent for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”


To read the previous update on economic development in Right to Work North Carolina, click here.

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