610 NEW JOBS coming to Rutherford Co. with Everest Textile USA


RUTHERFORD CO., NC (WSPA) – There are 610 new jobs coming to Rutherford Co. with Everest Textile USA, according to a press release from the NC governor’s office.

They say the The Taiwan-based maker of high-performance sports apparel will invest $18.5 million over five years at a site in Forest City.

“North Carolina’s outstanding business climate offers great advantages to global manufacturers such as Everest Textiles,” said Governor McCrory. “We are thrilled that this innovation-based textile company has selected our state and its tradition of high-quality manufacturing to build its presence in the Americas.”

They say Everest Textiles USA is a unit of Everest Textile Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan.

Its buyers include names such as Nike, Columbia and Patagonia. Everest currently has factories in Taiwan, China and Thailand.

They say its Rutherford County plant will be its first outside Asia.

The company plans to employ operators, supervisors and an administrative team. Once fully operational, the facility will add nearly $15.8 million annual payroll impact to the local economy.

The governor’s office says Everest’s arrival in Rutherford County will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Under the terms of the company’s JDIG, the company is eligible to receive just over $3 million in total reimbursements. Payments will occur in annual installments over 12 years pending verification by NC Commerce and NC Revenue that the company has met incremental job creation and investment targets. JDIGs reimburse new and expanding companies a portion of the newly created tax-base with the goal of increasing the overall tax benefit to the State of North Carolina. By law, JDIG projects must result in a net revenue inflow to the state treasury over the life of the award. This project is contingent upon local participation from the county or municipality.

Everest Textiles USA hopes to start hiring at the end of the first quarter in 2017.

Anybody who is interested in applying for jobs at Everest may contact the VP Scott Chen via email scotthchen@gmail.com or NCWorks Career Center in Rutherford County at Michael.tanner@nccommerce.com or by phone 828-286-3042.

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