REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An Israeli-based manufacturer of wet wipes and feminine hygiene products plans to bring 300 jobs to Reidsville by 2022.

Albaad Holdings will invest $45 million to produce additional lines of personal care products in Rockingham County.

On Tuesday, Governor Cooper shared the news about the jobs during a press conference.

"Today's announcement is more proof that North Carolina is the place for companies from around the globe to grow and succeed," said Cooper.

The new jobs are an addition to the 225 people already manufacturing wipes and operating a distribution center there. A state Commerce Department document says the new facility would produce pads and panty liners and handle some current distribution duties.

A state committee approved proposed state incentives Tuesday that could reach $3.7 million if Albaad meets job and investment thresholds. Average salaries for the new jobs are around $38,000.

The company also considered expanding in Kentucky and Rhode Island.


Tuesday, LabCorp, known for its world-class clinical laboratory and drug development services, announced it will locate a new operations center in Durham County, creating 422 jobs. The company will invest $30 million in a Durham facility on the Parmer Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus.

In addition to the new positions that will be added over time, the facility will house existing information technology staff, along with personnel from its drug development business, who currently occupy several locations in Durham and Wake counties.

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