RW Garcia, a producer of tortilla chips and corn-based snack items, will soon begin work to expand its facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, resulting in the creation of at least 15 new jobs.
An incentive grant agreement detailing the expansion received unanimous approval from the county’s Board of Commissioners during its meeting Monday night.
Kara Brown, existing business manager for the Lincoln Economic Development Association, presented the agreement, noting that the California-based company cited increased demand worldwide as the reason behind the planned addition of warehouse space.
The total investment put into the project will be $2 million, expected to result in 30,000 square feet of additional space.
As stated in the grant agreement, RW Garcia will create at least 15 new jobs, paying average hourly wages of $13, within two years. The county will then provide cash grants of $7,774 annually for a five-year period, starting the tax year after the project’s completion.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., the company has manufacturing facilities in both North Carolina and California.
Construction is expected to begin on or before Sept. 1.
In other board action at Monday’s meeting: