- Aseptia is planning an expansion of its Troy, N.C., food processing and packaging plant, bringing 505 new jobs to a high-unemployment region of the state.
- The private company based in Raleigh, N.C., operates as Wright Foods and uses N.C. State University-developed technology to make aseptically processed fruit sauces, vegetables and beverages.
- This latest expansion to the plant, which opened in 2006, will be a $53 million project taking place over five years and adding 120,000 square feet, and the company could be eligible for a $1.5 million One North Carolina grant if it hits certain hiring and investment targets.
From the article:
... The company’s latest expansion plan will cost about $53 million and take five years to complete. Michael Drozd, president and CEO of Wright Foods, said the expansion will add 120,000 square feet to the Troy facility, about 100 miles southwest of Raleigh, and nearly double its production capacity.
“We’ll be expanding our product lines, as well as our customer base,” Drozd said. ...