DMA Industries is set to enhance its Tabor City facility with a $1.47 million investment, creating 21 new jobs. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper commended the move, stating it underscores North Carolina’s appeal for business expansion.
“When existing companies continue to expand in places like Columbus County, it’s a ringing endorsement of the strength of our rural areas and the recognition of North Carolina as the best state in America to do business,” said Cooper. “From our world-class transportation networks to our leadership in workforce development, companies with firsthand experience here continue to choose our state.”
DMA Industries, a key player in North America’s aftermarket, will upgrade its Tabor City, N.C. distribution center, including flooring replacement and a modern warehouse management system. The expansion aligns with the company’s substantial growth and its recognition in Business North Carolina’s NCFast40 list for six consecutive years.
President and CEO John Treece expressed gratitude for the community’s support, emphasizing DMA’s commitment to Tabor City. COO Fred Snow highlighted the project’s necessity to support an additional $40 million in customer sales over the next few years.
“DMA started its operations in Tabor City 15 year ago with the help of a lot of people at the local, county and state level,” said Treece. “We are a testimony to what can be achieve when people come together and pursue a common goal. We are proud to call Tabor City home and to continue to support a community that continues to support us.”
The new jobs will contribute to the local economy with an average annual salary of $40,824, surpassing Columbus County’s average wage of $38,544.
DMA Industries will receive a $70,000 performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund to support the expansion. This fund requires meeting job creation and capital investment targets.
Key partners, including the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina General Assembly and local entities played a crucial role in facilitating this project.
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