Home Care Industries to invest $1.5 million in new Mecklenburg County plant

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Home Care Industries, a supplier of floor-care accessories in Clifton, N.J., plans to invest $1.5 million to open a manufacturing and distribution center in Mecklenburg County.  The project will create 150 jobs.

In announcing the new employer, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that Mecklenburg’s ability to offer a building that meets the company’s needs and its proximity to Home Care’s plant in North Carolina helped land the deal. North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi also competed for the project.

Virginia offered the company an incentive package to locate in the state. The governor approved a $150,000 grant from his opportunity fund. The state’s Tobacco Commission approved another $390,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity funds and the company is eligible to receive state benefits under an enterprise zone program as well as job training assistance.

“We are extremely excited about the expansion opportunities presented to our business by partnering with the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Robert J. Logemann, CEO of Home Care Industries, said in a statement. “The Virginia Economic Development Partnership took the time to understand our needs and worked with us to build a comprehensive and attractive incentive package that made Virginia the clear choice.”


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