Asbury Carbons, Inc. Selects North Carolina For New Facility | Eastern North Carolina Now | Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Asbury Carbons, Inc. will locate a new facility in Robeson County. The move will create 25 new jobs during the next three years with a company investment of more...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

Will Create 25 New Jobs for Robeson County


    Raleigh, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Asbury Carbons, Inc. will locate a new facility in Robeson County. The move will create 25 new jobs during the next three years with a company investment of more than $8 million in Lumberton.

    "Asbury Carbons chose North Carolina because of our state's excellent access to both rail and ports, particularly in Robeson County," said Governor McCrory. "Asbury is a family business with an international reach. It concluded North Carolina provided the strategic location that would allow the company to grow and thrive in the 21st century."

    Asbury Carbons, Inc. is a 119-year-old family managed business based in Asbury, New Jersey. The business processes graphite and other carbons, minerals and materials. Asbury supplies its products to a wide-range of industries such as brake lining manufacturers, ceramics manufacturers, LED manufacturers and others.

    It has six locations in the United States, and one each in Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands.

    "Asbury Carbons told us it was looking to become an established part of the community and we're pleased the business picked the Southeastern North Carolina region," said Secretary Skvarla.

    Salaries will vary by job but will include managers, maintenance operators and plant operators with an average annual wage of $32,920. The Robeson County average annual wage is $29,349.

    "After a long and thorough vetting process the site we selected in Robeson County stood head and shoulders above other sites being considered," said company Vice President-COO Noah Nichelson. "The support of the local and state economic development organizations has been incredible, manifesting in this generous One North Carolina grant. Asbury looks forward to becoming an outstanding member of the Robeson County community."

    The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches.

    "This is welcome news for Lumberton and the Robeson County community," said Representative Charles Graham. "I look forward to working with my colleagues at the state level and local business leaders to bring even more jobs to our area."

    "Congratulations to Asbury Carbons for making this investment in Robeson County," said Senator Jane Smith. "This new business and the jobs it will create will add to the economic impact for our area."

    In addition to the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., other partners that helped with this project include: North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina Department of Transportation, North Carolina Ports, North Carolina Railroad Company, North Carolina's Southeast Economic Development Partnership, Robeson County Office of Economic Development, Robeson County, and the City of Lumberton.

  • Contact: Crystal Feldman
  •     govpress@nc.gov

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Business

Fishing communities in every coastal state have tried to alert the Biden administration to offshore wind energy’s threat to their industry and marine habitats, biodiversity, and oceanography
Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all but two of North Carolina’s counties in June, according to the latest release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
It has begun, and it will be a process, but know this NOW: Beaufort County Now (BCN), created by Symbiotic Networks (SNI), has evolved to a point that this online publication's most natural progression is to transition into Eastern NC NOW (ENC NOW).
Lower income taxes allow people to keep more of their hard-earned money and spend it on their needs
Bidenflation is hitting Americans across the board, according to a new study.
The “Inflation Reduction Act” would be a disaster for many. Taxes would rise for nearly every income group, devastating low-income households in particular.
Scratching Beneath the Surface Reveals a Struggling Labor Market
With so many changes taking place at once, it can be difficult to see where exactly the finance sector is headed. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how loans are shaping the future of the finance industry and why these changes are inevitable.

HbAD1

North Carolina has one of the best rainy-day funds in the country, according to a Pewstrust.org article.
Worries over impact of recession grows as Meta, Alphabet look to restrict or freeze hiring
The NC Chamber's general counsel claims a group of state "business leaders" misrepresented the Chamber chair's role in the Leandro school funding case.
Gov. Roy Cooper had an op-ed published today in the Raleigh News & Observer calling out the hospital lobby as an obstacle to Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.
Today, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $445,582 in funding to support projects through the Open Grants Program and $1,382,782.18 to support rural broadband to community anchor institutions through MCNC.
China’s aggressive response to Pelosi’s visit emphasizes the need for the U.S. to produce its own semiconductors
Inflation is at 9.1%, the economy is in a recession, and after a year of back and forth, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) agreed to a massive tax and spending bill.
Raleigh and Asheville were named in Livability.com's Top 20 Places to Live, based in part on ease of remote work.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top