An Austrian lumber company is establishing a sawmill in Halifax County that is expected to employ 350 workers at above-average pay over the next three years.
Family-owned Klausner Lumber Two intends to invest $110 million in the plant in the town of Enfield, the office of Gov. Bev Perdue announced Wednesday.
Klausner is headquartered in Tyrol, Austria and operates two mills in Germany. It produces lumber products used in construction, furniture and packaging, among other uses.
Annual salaries for the new jobs will average $32,603. The average annual wage in Halifax County is $27,924.
Klausner is eligible to receive up to $3.9 million in state incentives over 11 years if it meets its job targets. It also has been awarded a grant of up to $750,000 from the state's One North Carolina Fund, which is contingent on matching incentives from local governments.