2-20-2020 – Unnamed company planning expansion

Posted on: February 20th, 2020 by admin

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February 19, 2020

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By Guy Lucas
guylucas@newstopicnews.com

Feb 19, 2020 10:15 AM

 

A Lenoir company plans an expansion that is expected to create 40 new full-time jobs, according to a document reviewed by the Lenoir City Council.

 

Council members voted Tuesday night to help the company, which was not identified except by the name Project Trilogy, apply for a state grant to help pay for the expansion.

 

The company would invest about $400,000 in its building and equipment, a city document said.

 

The 40 new jobs would pay an average of $39,750 a year, the document said.

 

The Caldwell County Board of Commissioners will be asked at its meeting March 9 to offer incentives to the company for its expansion. The incentives would provide the local funding required in order to get a state grant.

 

In other business, the city council approved having a new sewer line installed where the Lenoir Greenway passes under U.S. 321, which will allow the city to abandon a decades-old 8-inch clay sewer line that passes under Smith Crossroads.

 

City council members also learned at a gathering after their meeting that the city’s Main Street program has created a new award to recognize outstanding efforts to aid downtown development.

 

The award is named the Gibbons Award in honor of Mayor Joe Gibbons and Becky Gibbons.

 

The award also was presented to Becky Gibbons, who is a constant presence at downtown events.

 

It was also announced that Lenoir’s Public Works and Sanitation Department has won the 2020 Main Street Champion award from the N.C. Main Street program. Lenoir also has won two more awards, which will be announced at the N.C. Main Street Conference.

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