A business investment in Randolph County could help the local economy keep on running. 

Energizer Holdings, Inc. is investing $43 million in growing its battery production and packaging facilities in Asheboro. The company, which is best known for its Energizer batteries as touted by its iconic bunny, expects to add 144 jobs along with an equipment expansion.

Energizer is no stranger to Randolph County, where it has hosted sites for 75 years.

According to a news release, the expansion is expected to create new positions for engineers, maintenance staff, operators, and supervisors. The overall average annual wage for Energizer employees is just over $54,000, exceeding the Randolph County average annual wage of $43,000. Company officials say the new positions could have an annual payroll impact of almost $8 million for the region. 

Governor Roy Cooper announced the development on Monday, praising Energizer for spotlighting North Carolina as “a place for world-renowned companies to grow and succeed.”

In addition to producing batteries and flashlights, Energizer also manufactures auto care products including Armor All and STP. 

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