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Owens Corning materials plant in NC to employ 110

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) – Construction and industrial-materials company Owens Corning plans to build a new building materials plant in North Carolina that’s scheduled to employ 110 workers in about three years.

Gov. Pat McCrory’s office said Tuesday the company plans to invest more than $120 million in a glass fiber factory in Gastonia expected to be ready in about a year.

Local business recruiters say the company could get property tax breaks and real estate worth more than $13 million. State officials said the project could get almost $2 million more in tax breaks and worker training if it meets hiring and investment targets.

Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning had sales of more than $5 billion in 2012 and employs 15,000 employees in 27 countries.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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