Pharmaceutical company to bring 100 jobs to Durham
by WNCN Staff
DURHAM, N.C. -
A pharmaceutical company plans to open a new facility in
Durham, bringing with it 100 new jobs.
Gov. Pat McCrory and state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker
announced Wednesday that Purdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P. will build a new
facility in Durham County.
The company plans to create 100 new jobs and invest $59
million over the next three years in Durham.
"This decision underscores Purdue's commitment to the
Raleigh/Durham region, and solidifies the company's footprint in North Carolina
through the establishment of a manufacturing and technology hub," said
Purdue CEO John Stewart. "This decision also reflects Purdue's ongoing
commitment to invest in high-tech jobs within the state."
In 2000, Purdue opened a manufacturing facility in Wilson,
bringing approximately 180 new engineering, scientific and technical jobs to
Salaries at the Durham facility will average $70,199 plus
It was not immediately clear when the facility is expected