Elkay to expand operations in Robeson County

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Elkay Manufacturing, a producer of sinks and water delivery products, will expand its operations in Robeson County.

The company will invest $5.5 million in a facility in Lumberton, becoming the first tenant in the Lumberton/Robeson County I-95/I-74 Industrial Park.

“In order to support this expansion, we are moving our distribution function from the Lumberton facility to this new location, freeing up space for additional manufacturing capacity.  Once the new distribution site is operational, we expect to be able to add manufacturing and distribution roles to our workforce to support our five-year growth strategy,” stated Ken Blazer, director, global distribution & logistics for Elkay.

The company’s new jobs will yield an average salary of $48,960, although actual wages will vary by position. The Robeson County average annual wage is $33,454. Once the projects’ new jobs are in place, the local region will benefit from a nearly $1 million payroll impact in the community, each and every year.

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