Canadian manufacturer bringing 68 jobs to Scotland County
Cascades Tissue Group will invest $62 million and create 68 much-needed jobs over three years in a manufacturing plant in Scotland County, which had the highest unemployment rate in North Carolina in June at 12.1%. Based in Kingsley Falls, Quebec, Canada, the company makes recycled paper towels, tissues and napkins. Started in 1964, Cascades employs about 12,000 workers at more than 100 locations in North America and Europe, including 178 at plants in Kinston and Rockingham. Salaries will vary, but will average about $47,000 annually, 47% higher than Scotland County's average according to a press release from Gov. Pat McCrory's office. The company will receive up to $402,000 in grant money from the One North Carolina Fund if it meets job creation and investment targets.