Governor McCrory Congratulates Expansion Creating 200 Jobs in Forsyth County

TOBACCOVILLE, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory joined Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan Cameron and local and state leaders in Forsyth County recently at an expansion announcement by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that will bring 200 new jobs to the region. The Winston-Salem-based tobacco company announced it will invest in new manufacturing equipment and processes at its Tobaccoville Manufacturing Center to produce R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company’s digital vapor cigarette VUSE.

“We are committed to strengthening the skilled workforce and favorable business climate companies have known characterizes the Triad and North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “We congratulate R.J. Reynolds on recognizing our state is the perfect place to expand and bring more jobs to more North Carolinians.”

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc., was formed in 2012. It unveiled its digital vapor cigarette VUSE in June of 2013. Today’s announced expansion will contribute to the increased production of the e-cigarette set to soon be distributed nationally.

“We looked at other potential locations when we were considering where to expand our operations,” Cameron said. “But when it came right down to it, we believe that with the skilled manufacturing workforce here in North Carolina and the business climate our state works hard to support, the choice was clear.”

Most of the jobs will be in manufacturing. Reynolds American plans to begin hiring for the announced jobs in the coming weeks.

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