Successful Businesses in Rocky Mount, NC
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They mean business in Rocky Mount, with several companies doing well these days. Here are some examples:
Hospira, the world's leading provider of injectable pharmaceutical drugs, is planning a $100 million expansion over the next two years. Marty Nealey, the new plant manager in Rocky Mount, will help oversee the expansion process and job creation. The company's large portfolio of products is used by hospitals, clinics and home health care providers.
Nomacorc is the largest maker of synthetic corks for wine bottles and has a large facility in Zebulon. Major international wineries now purchase the company's synthetic corks as a solution to the long-time problem of cork taint in wine. Nomacorc closures look and feel like a natural cork while addressing the problems of cork breakage and crumbling.
Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant
Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant remains busy, having recently added 500 jobs and planning to add more in the near future. The manufacturing facility has assembled nearly 3.2 million engines since opening in 1983, with those engines used in agricultural, automotive, construction, generator and marine applications. The plant has 1,500 employees who build 400 engines a day.
PNC Financial Services Group
PNC Financial Services Group in late 2011 acquired RBC Bank, a longtime community bank in Rocky Mount. PNC officials say that in the next few years, the bank expects to hire aggressively in certain business areas such as corporate banking. PNC is the nation’s sixth-largest bank based on assets and has performed well during the recent economic downturn, while many other banks have struggled.
American Computer Development, Inc.
American Computer Development, Inc., produces electronic circuit boards and moved in April 2012 from Maryland to a plant in Nashville that was formerly occupied by Fawn Industries. ACDI has increased its staff from 50 to 70, and the company recently developed a separate and distinct process for prototype assembly of circuit boards.
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