NJ company considering Navassa site for 238 jobs

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The former US Marine plant on Quality Drive in Navassa (Photo: Adam Wagner/StarNews)

NAVASSA, NC (WWAY) — A New Jersey company is interested in reviving a long-closed Navassa factory, according to a resolution on the agenda for tomorrow night’s Brunswick County Commission meeting.

Commissioners will consider “a Resolution in Support of submitting an application to the NC Department of Commerce for a Rural Development Building Reuse Grant to aid in renovations of an existing building in the Navassa area with a $35,000 county match requirement,” according to meeting documents.

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Called Project Pavement, an unnamed company based in New Jersey is interested in relocating its manufacturing to the old US Marine facility at 100 Quality Drive in Navassa. US Marine closed the plant in 2008.

The resolution says the project would bring at least 238 new jobs to Brunswick County.

Documents show the new company believes the site “is suitable for (its) manufacturing and warehousing needs for anticipated growth within their company.” But the company would need to make some changes to the site. That’s why it’s planning to apply for a $700,000 state grant with a minimum 5-percent or $35,000 local match.



A listing for the property says it include more than 336,000 square feet on 60 acres with access to the Cape Fear River via a 140-foot dock and CSX rail service available. The property, with a list price of $8.5 million, is shown as “under contract” according to the listing.

Project Pavement is on the commission’s consent agenda. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Bolivia.