Electrical power product maker expanding, adding jobs in Rocky Mount

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New manufacturing jobs are coming to Rocky Mount.

Hubbell Power Systems will expand its current operations in the city with an investment of nearly $9 million. Some 73 jobs will be created, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday.

Noted Scott Martz, Vice President and General Manager for Hubbell Power Systems: “This expansion allows us to meet the current and growing future needs of our customers, while providing job growth opportunity for people in the Rocky Mount community.”

Hubbell Power Systems, which is based in Columbia, S.C., is part of international firm Hubbell Incorporated.

The company will receive a One North Carolina Fund grant of $200,000. Such grants require a local match.

According to the N.C. Department of Commerce, Rocky Mount is the site of Hubbell’s PenCell Plastics, which makes “specialized enclosures.”

“The company’s new project in Rocky Mount will expand its current manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for its products from market leading customers in the Electric Utility, Communications, Contractor & Industrial and Water markets,” the announcement explained.

Average wages for the new jobs will be $40,000.