Energizer announces $43-million expansion in Asheboro


North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Energizer Holdings, Inc. plans to invest $43 million to expand its battery production and packaging facilities in the City of Asheboro, the company announced.

“We’re incredibly excited about this expansion,” said Abe Prandini, Plant Manager of the Asheboro manufacturing plant. “Our decision to invest in our Asheboro facilities is a testament to the great workforce in the area and we’re looking forward to calling Asheboro our home for many years to come.”

The company manufactures Energizer, Rayovac and Eveready batteries and flashlights, along with well-known auto care products like Armor All and STP. The plan announced this week is to upgrade these sites to increase its production and packaging capacity.

“Energizer has become synonymous with powering our lives,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Our manufacturing workforce, combined with our convenient location and transportation infrastructure, will continue to make North Carolina a top choice for global brands like Energizer.”

A performance-based grant of $450,000 was awarded by the One North Carolina Fund.

“Energizer’s $43 million investment and 144 new jobs in Randolph County is great news for the county,” said N.C. Representative Brian Biggs. “The City of Asheboro’s motto is ‘Exactly where you want to be.’ This expansion proves that to be the case, both in Asheboro and across this great state that continues to be listed as one of, if not the best, states for economic development and growth.”


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