MORGANTON, N.C. -- VEKA, the world's largest extruder of uPVC profiles used for windows and doors, has chosen Burke County for its fourth North American facility, Gov. Roy Cooper's office announced Wednesday.
The project will bring 102 full-time jobs and invest more than $18 million in a new facility in Morganton.
A release from the governor's office says: "A performance-based grant of $500,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate VEKA’s expansion in Burke County. The One N.C. Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs."
Additionally, Governor Cooper is quoted as saying, “North Carolina continues to be the top choice for manufacturers looking to grow. VEKA chose North Carolina for its east coast expansion because they know our prime location, top-rated business climate and talented workforce will ensure success.”
Salaries for the new jobs will vary by position, but will average $34,412 annually.
VEKA is a German-based company.