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      66 jobs coming to Scotland County

      North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue said FCC (North Carolina), LLC, a manufacturer of automotive components, will expand its operations in Scotland County, creating 66 jobs.

      According to a news release from Perdue's office, FCC plans to invest more than $57 million over the next three years in Laurinburg.

      The project was made possible in part by a $264,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

      "My top priority is creating jobs," said Gov. Perdue. "Manufacturers know our job training programs are world-class and that our highly-skilled workers and top-notch business climate help them to thrive in a globally competitive market."

      FCC (North Carolina) is owned by FCC (North America), Inc. The parent company of FCC (North America) is FCC Co., Ltd. Japan. FCC (North Carolina) manufactures ATV clutches, ATV differential components, automotive transmission components and automotive differential components. The company currently employs more than 140 people at its facility in Laurinburg.

      According to Perdue's office, salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll for the new jobs will be more than $1.8 million, plus benefits.

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