Electrical Manufacturer Expands, Creates Jobs in Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNTING – New manufacturing jobs are coming to Rocky Mount.

Hubbell Power Systems will expand its current operations in the city with an investment of nearly $9 million. Some 73 jobs will be created, Governor Roy Cooper announced Monday.

Scott Martz, vice president and general manager of Hubbell Power Systems, said, “This expansion allows us to meet the growing current and future needs of our customers, while providing job growth opportunities for members of the Rocky Mount.

Hubbell Power Systems, which is based in Columbia, SC, is part of the international company Hubbell Incorporated.

The company will receive a One North Carolina Fund grant of $200,000. These grants require local correspondence.

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Rocky Mount is the location of Hubbell’s PenCell Plastics, which manufactures “specialty enclosures.”

“The company’s new project at Rocky Mount will expand its current manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for its products from leading customers in the power utility, communications, contractor and industrial, and water,” the ad explained.

The average salary for the new jobs will be $40,000.