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Mt. Olive Pickle Company expanding to Goldsboro


Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. will create 167 jobs in Wayne County. The company will invest more than $35 million to expand its manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution operations to Goldsboro.

Headquartered in Mount Olive, North Carolina, Mt. Olive Pickle Company has operated in its namesake and hometown since its founding in 1926. The company’s expansion will add two sites in Goldsboro totaling more than 290,000 square feet, to support three more production lines, warehousing, and distribution.

The average annual salary for the new positions is over $41,000, exceeding Wayne County’s overall average annual wage of $38,401. A performance-based grant of $600,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Mt. Olive’s expansion in North Carolina.

Mt. Olive Pickle Company is a financial supporter of PRE.

Meredith Radford is a News Reporter for Public Radio East. She studied at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a degree in Journalism and Political Science. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Meredith is excited to cover the area and contribute to the community. When not out reporting, she enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking as well as baking.