RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two companies plan to create 241 jobs over the next four
years in North Carolina as they expand production of a new insulin device for
people with diabetes.
Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Monday that Novo Nordisk
A/S and Nypro Inc. will expand plant employment in Johnston and Buncombe
counties through a $161 million investment. Novo Nordisk
will add 85 jobs at its Clayton plant to increase production of an insulin
delivery device. Nypro will hire more people in Asheville to make plastic and
assemble the device.
Perdue’s office said companies have received $600,000 in grants from the
governor’s One North Carolina Fund to encourage the expansion. Novo Nordisk also can receive an additional $840,000 if they
follow through with the extra jobs and investment.