Surry County, NC -- Just in time for Christmas, Surry County is gifted some jobs.
Thursday, Willow Tex LLC, a textile manufacturer and distributor, announced it will locate new facility in Surry County. The company plans to create 37 jobs and invest $6.1 million during the next three years in Mount Airy.
Willow Tex manufactures and distributes high-quality, synthetic leather that is sold to the contract design, marine and aviation markets. The company owns the trademark rights to IZIT Leather and the multiple product lines branded IZIT. These leather products are known for their durability, flammability performance, leather-like appearance and suppleness.
Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $56,041 plus benefits. The Surry County average annual wage is $29,484.
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"This is an excellent project for Surry County," said Rep. Sarah Stevens of Mt. Airy. "Willow Tex could have located this facility anywhere, but clearly our business climate and skilled workforce makes North Carolina the best choice."
The project was made possible in part by a $130,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
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