Governor Roy Cooper has just announced plans for a first-of-its-kind development in our region -EPOC Enviro, a cutting-edge environmental engineering company, will be spending $5.72 milling to build their first US headquarters in Iredell County, creating 226 new high-paying jobs in the process.
EPOC Enviro, a subsidiary of OPEC Systems, is an Australian research and development firm with over 30 years of environmental engineering experience. The company has developed unique technology called SAFF (Surface Active Foam Fractionation), which removes per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, soil, and industrial systems. With the opening of their new American headquarters, this process will soon be available right here in our region.
“It’s great to welcome EPOC Enviro to Iredell County in the nationally recognized top state for business with the best workers in the world,” Governor Cooper said in a press release. “Our fight against polluted water and climate change will be bolstered by this company’s innovative products and its commitment to sustainability.”
Environmental company EPOC Enviro will establish its first North American #manufacturing operations in Statesville, an announcement expected to bring a $5.72 million investment and create 226 jobs.
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The North Carolina Department of Commerce played a pivotal role in bringing EPOC Enviro to the state. With the new facility in Statesville, positions such as electricians, engineers, fitters, managers, technicians, and administrative personnel will be created, offering an average annual salary of $64,464, which surpasses the Iredell County average wage. The project has the potential to generate an annual payroll impact of over $14.5 million per year for the region.
“After looking at possible sites all over America we are delighted to have settled on North Carolina as the hub for our U.S. business activities,” said Peter Murphy, President of EPOC Enviro. “Statesville is perfectly situated in a beautiful corner of the country, and it is exactly the kind of community we were hoping to become an integral part of.”
EPOC’s commitment to Iredell County is a promising sign for the region’s future, with an influx of jobs, economic growth, and a positive environmental impact. The company’s arrival will benefit not only Iredell County but also the entire state of North Carolina, as funds from the JDIG agreement are allocated to support rural communities in financing necessary infrastructure upgrades.
What do you think about EPOC moving to our region?