Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Northeast Foods to Open New Plant in N.C.

Baltimore Sun

CLAYTON, N.C. - Northeast Foods, a Maryland company that bakes hamburger buns for McDonald's restaurants and other commercial customers, plans to open a new plant in North Carolina, creating about 80 jobs.

Gov. Beverly Perdue's office said Monday that taxpayers will contribute $350,000 to lure the company into spending $25 million on a new plant in Clayton.

The company says on its Web site that it's supplied burger buns to McDonald's fast food restaurants since 1965. The privately owned company has five plants along the East Coast from Connecticut to Virginia, including one on Commercial Avenue.

Perdue's office says wages at the Northeast Foods bakery south of Raleigh will top an average of $41,000 a year plus benefits, compared with the Johnston County's average of $31,000.

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