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ROCKY MOUNT — Wolf and Flow X-Ray, a medical imaging manufacturer, will create 68 new jobs in Edgecombe County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week. The company will invest more than $4.5 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations to Rocky Mount.
“Manufacturers like Wolf and Flow X-Ray choose North Carolina to base their operations because they are confident in our workforce and our ability to manage the current crisis,” Cooper said. “We are well-positioned to recover economically, in part, because of companies choosing to expand in our state right now.”
Wolf and Flow X-Ray are global manufacturers of medical and dental imaging products and accessories. For more than 90 years, the Wolf family has offered seven product lines and a catalog of more than 180 products. Wolf and Flow X-Ray holds various patents for its digital radiography and lead protection lines, including the X-ray protective apron.
“We are so excited to relocate to Battleboro and the city of Rocky Mount where we know our employees will have a better quality of life,” said Carol Camiola, chief financial officer of Wolf and Flow X-Ray. “We are confident that with the help from the economic development teams and the local colleges that this project will be a great success for us all.”
The N.C. Department of Commerce led a team of partners in supporting Wolf and Flow X-Ray’s decision to locate to North Carolina. Salaries will vary for the operations, shipping, administrative and management positions. The average expected annual salary for all new positions is $36,929, creating a payroll impact of more than $2.5 million per year. Edgecombe County’s overall average annual wage is $35,732.
A performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Wolf and Flow X-Ray’s expansion. The fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One N.C. grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“We are excited to have a quality company like Wolf and Flow X-Ray locating in Edgecombe County — bringing medical and dental products to our citizens and all citizens of America. We are pleased to be helping Americans be safe and healthy,” said Oppie Jordan, vice president of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.
In addition to the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the N.C. Community College System, Edgecombe County, ElectriCities, Carolinas Gateway Partnership and the city of Rocky Mount.