500,000 Gallon Elevated Storage Tank

County of Rockingham
Program Area:
Economic Catalyst Program
County of Applicant:

This grant provides funding to Rockingham County for the construction of a 500,000-gallon, elevated water tank. The county needs the tank to provide sufficient water pressure for a new manufacturing facility of the Ontex Group, a Belgian manufacturer of personal hygiene products. The company will locate in South Rockingham Corporate Park, along I-73 and US 65. It will hire 352 new employees over five years and retain 51 positions paying an average annual wage of more than $40,000, approximately $5,000 more than the current average wage of Rockingham County residents. The project also involves a capital investment of $93.3 million, comprised of a new 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that the company will lease and the company’s own investment in equipment and other property. The water tank will also provide service to other businesses and residences in the area.

Mrs. Leigh CockramPO Box 66Wentworth, North Carolina 27375(336) 342-8139
Areas Served:

Any project more than a couple of years old may not reflect current Board priorities.
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