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57 new jobs headed to Pitt County

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - 57 new jobs are on the way to Pitt County.

Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration, LLC will locate a manufacturing facility in the county. That means up to 57 jobs and an investment of more than $12 million will be made in Farmville.

"We are excited about the new venture and the opportunity it will bring to area growers,” said Stacy Ham, Vice President of Ham Produce Co., Inc. “It has been our goal to bring jobs back to the Farmville facility since we purchased it in 2009.”

“Bringing back manufacturing jobs to eastern North Carolina is an ongoing priority for my administration,” said Gov. McCrory.  “Companies like Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration know that Pitt County offers them the skilled workforce and strong business climate they need to succeed.”
The company, developed by Ham Produce, will dehydrate significant quantities of quality vegetables for use as an ingredient in various food products.

“This jobs announcement is significant because it will have an impact not only on Pitt County but on growers throughout the region,” said Sharon Decker, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce.  “We applaud Ham Produce and Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration, LLC for investing locally in eastern North Carolina.” 

Ham Produce is a family-owned company founded in 1975.  It’s headquartered in Snow Hill and is one of the largest farming operations of sweet potatoes in North Carolina. 

The average salary for the new jobs will be $38,123, plus benefits.

For more information about Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration, LLC, including job opportunities, visit www.HamFarms.com.
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