CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Appliance maker Electrolux announced plans Friday to create more than 800 additional jobs over the next four years in Charlotte as it expands next to its North American headquarters.
Gov. Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker joined Electrolux Major Appliances North America CEO Jack Truong to announce construction of a new six-floor, 375,000 square-foot facility for marketing, research and development and other company operations.
McCrory's office said the company plans to invest $85 million in Mecklenburg County and create jobs by the end of 2017 with average annual compensation of about $100,000.
About half of the Swedish company's nearly 1,500 current North Carolina employees work at the headquarters, which came to Charlotte in 2010 from Georgia. The company also operates a dishwasher manufacturing facility in Kinston and parts distribution center in Henderson County.
"This announcement helps solidify our position as a state with a skilled workforce and strong business climate, and a place where global companies operate their North American headquarters with much success," McCrory said in a news release.