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Monroe manufacturer to add 67 jobs, invest $29 million

27 February 2015

By Ken Elkins, The Charlotte Business Journal

Scott Technologies Inc. is spending $28.7 million to add new machinery and 67 jobs to its Scott Safety headquarters in Monroe.

The additional jobs boost the work force at the Union County manufacturing facility to 582. The new jobs and investment, some of which will go toward improving the plant's infrastructure, will be added over five years.

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory notes that the facility makes breathing and other protection equipment for firefighters and law enforcement officers. Its most widely known product is a standard for firefighters and other first responders, Scott Safety says.

"This headquarters expansion will allow the manufacturer to continue its good work while enhancing the long-term competitiveness of the North Carolina facility," McCrory says.

Andrew Chrostowski, president of Scott Safety, says the company has received "amazing support" from the Union County community. The facility has been in Monroe since the 1950s.

"As we continue to grow and expand our capabilities over the coming years, this investment will assist us in positioning ourselves as a global safety leader," Chrostowski says in a news release about the expansion in Monroe.

The jobs will bring an annual payroll of nearly $4.4 million.

Monroe and Union County will grant a total of $918,000 over five years to Scott Safety if it meets job-growth and investment goals.

The expansion also gets a $150,000 grant from the One N.C. Fund, a state incentive that's designed to attract business projects to North Carolina.

Scott Technologies is a unit of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC), based in Cork, Ireland.

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