Governor Cooper announces 800 job tire factory headed to Edgecombe County

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Governor Roy Cooper has announced that a Chinese tire manufacturing company will be bringing a large plant to Eastern Carolina.

Triangle Tyre (Triangle) will be bringing the plant to Kingsboro in Edgecombe County and is expected to create 800 jobs as well as invest $580 million in the local economy.

Cooper says that the project is estimated to contribute more than $2.4 billion to the state’s economy.

“Triangle Tyre chose North Carolina for its first-ever manufacturing center outside of China because they know our workers share their commitment to innovation, education and excellence,” Gov. Cooper said. “I’m excited to see these 800 skilled manufacturing jobs go to Eastern North Carolina where I grew up and raised my family, a place where people have an unshakeable dedication to getting the job done. We welcome Triangle Tyre to its new home, and we’re ready to get to work.”

Cooper made the announcement today at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro. >>READ MORE