What Companies are Coming to Right to Work North Carolina?

Four companies are investing in the state of North Carolina. These include AP Emissions Technologies, Polykemi, Abzena Holdings, and Gusmer Enterprises. Of these, all but AP Emissions is adding a new location.

AP Emissions will be expanding $400,000 toward Goldsboro, which will create 96 new jobs. Polykemi will be adding its first every US location in Gaston County with an $11.8 million investment that will also create 22 new jobs. Meanwhile, Abzena Holdings is investing $213 million toward a new location in Sanford which is expected to create 325 new jobs. And lastly, Gusmer Enterprises is investing $26.5 million toward a place in Hickory and creating 73 new jobs.

So this is good news for the entire state’s economy! Read on to find out more about each investment!

AP Emissions Technologies:

“At AP Emissions Technologies we’ve always believed in giving back to our community and we are proud to continue to invest in this area and continue to bring opportunities to the members of the Wayne County community.” […]

“North Carolina-grown companies, like AP Emissions Technologies know the strength of our workforce, economy and quality of life. […] We are delighted to have this family-owned company continue to invest and create more job opportunities in eastern North Carolina.”



“Since creating our subsidiary Polykemi Inc. in 2012 our aim has been to establish a production site in the US and we are very happy to announce that this project is now becoming a reality. […] Being present with our own production will enable us to get closer to our customers and to explore the many opportunities we see in the US market.”


Abzena Holdings:

“Innovative companies set a high bar for excellence, and with today’s decision, North Carolina once again meets and exceeds those standards. […] We welcome Abzena to the state’s growing life science industry cluster. As a former executive in this industry myself, it’s great to see how North Carolina is leading the way in the product lifecycle for new medicines that will improve and save lives.”


Gusmer Enterprises:

“We are excited to welcome Gusmer Enterprises to our state. […] When growing manufacturers choose North Carolina, it highlights the company’s confidence in our state’s workforce and resilient economy.”


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