150 jobs coming to Robeson County

Trinity Frozen Foods announced Thursday, it will develop a plant in Robeson County that will create 150 new jobs over three years.

The company plans to develop a 150,000-square-foot processing facility in Pembroke.

The plant is scheduled to open July 1.

It will initially employ 60 people and grow to 150 employees within 36 months.

Trinity Frozen foods markets sweet potato fries in both the food service and retail markets.

"This will be the most modern and technological facility of its type in the world," said Jere Null, CEO of Trinity Frozen Foods.

The announcement was made at the Carolina Commerce and Technology Center in Pembroke.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory attended the announcement.