October 22/Raleigh, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that RC Creations LLC, a seafood processing company, will establish a new facility in Pender county. The company plans to create 120 new jobs and invest more than $25 million by the end of 2017.

“Our location on the Eastern Seaboard and top-notch workforce make North Carolina the perfect place for RC Creations to process and deliver seafood products to markets around the world,” said McCrory. “This project demonstrates how investments in customized training programs at community colleges and critical infrastructure can spur job creation.”

The Currie production facility will import fresh and frozen seafood from around the world to create ready-to-eat seafood products that are packaged and shipped domestically and internationally. The facility will utilize state-of-the-art technologies to continue to meet and exceed current Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI) & Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements.

“We’re very excited about bringing these new jobs to Pender county, an area that’s been hit hard by the recession,” said Decker.  “Companies like RC Creations recognize that North Carolina is a great place to do business.”

RC Creations is a division of Acme Smoked Fish Corporation, based in New York.  The four-generation, family-owned business has produced value-added seafood products for more than 75 years.

“We are delighted to have chosen Pender County as the new home for RC Creations. After an extensive multi-state search and selection process, the combination of the area’s pro-business climate, motivating incentive offerings and high quality of life, made it the most viable option for our organizations rapid growth. We look forward to providing a safe, reliable and attractive workplace for the residents of Pender County,” said Richard Nordt, RC Creations' vice president of Manufacturing.

Salaries will vary by job function, but the total annual payroll for the new jobs will be nearly $4 million.