A Roxboro company that makes parachutes plans to expand its Person County operations to meet increasing demand and create 375 jobs.
North American Aerodynamics will expand and renovate two existing buildings near its headquarters, about 30 miles north of Durham. The company, founded in 1964, currently has 45 employees and 55 seasonally furloughed workers.
The company makes parachutes for the sports and military markets.
The new jobs will pay average annual salaries of $23,834, Gov. Bev Perdue's office announced today.
The state will provide a $300,000 grant from its One North Carolina Fund to help pay for the expansion.