A French manufacturer of plastic and laminated tubes used in a variety of industries plans to built a a manufacturing and distribution facility in Gaston County and create 131 jobs over four years.
CTL Packaging was awarded state incentives this afternoon worth up to $1.3 million if it meets investment and employment goals.
The average wage for the new jobs will be $42,466, above the Gaston County average of $33.956.
The company plans to invest $58.5 million in the Gastonia facility by 2015. Gaston County is donating land for the project and providing the company with $500,000.
This is CTL's first facility in the U.S. It also has two manufacturing facilities in Spain and one in France.
The company also considered sites in Virginia and South Carolina, according to state Department of Commerce officials.
The companies products are used in both the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, among others.