Water & Waste Improvements for Project Smiley

Laurinburg-Maxton Airport Commission
Program Area:
Economic Catalyst Program
County of Applicant:

This Golden LEAF grant will provide funding to the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport Commission to assist with improvements to the water and sewer infrastructure necessary for Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, Inc., to locate a plant in the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport and Industrial Park. Within three years, Cascades is expected to create 68 new jobs with an average annual wage of $46,500 plus benefits. In addition, Cascades will retain its existing employment base in North Carolina, including 50 jobs at its Richmond County plant which produces jumbo rolls of paper that will be used to manufacture tissue products at the new plant in Maxton. The project includes a capital investment of over $55 million. Golden LEAF funds will be used to construct a wastewater pump station and related infrastructure necessary to connect the facility to the wastewater system operated by the Commission, as well as, a new well to increase the capacity of the Commission’s existing water system to provide sufficient water to meet the requirements of Cascades.

Ms. Angela G. Mettlen16701 Airport RoadMaxton, North Carolina 28364(843) 540-1015
Areas Served:

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