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NC Rural Infrastructure Authority Grants H&T Trucking, Inc. $175K for Bullhead Site Expansion

Stantonsburg, NC, August 18, 2022 — The NC Rural Infrastructure Authority announced today that H&T Trucking, Inc., a company that primarily transports bulk feed and live animals, will receive a grant from the state’s Building Reuse Program. Earlier today, the NC Rural Infrastructure Authority approved Greene County’s request for $175,000 in funds to support the building reuse of H&T Trucking, Inc.

H&T Trucking, Inc. is expanding its current operations at its Bullhead site to add a mechanical shop, wash-out bay, and office space. This hiring of new positions and creating new jobs is also contributing to the growth of the local Greene County economy. The project brings a capital investment of more than $450,000 over the next five (5) years to Greene County and is expected to create more than 70 additional jobs at that site.

“This is great news for the people of Greene County. These new jobs and investments will bring additional regional growth and economic opportunities. I’m grateful for the hard work of all those involved who helped make it happen.” said House Majority Leader John Bell.

Jeff Turnage, H&T Trucking owner, added, “I am proud of our family-owned business and what we have built over the past 30 years. The significant role we play in the county to provide jobs for the citizens and contribute to the investment of economic growth in eastern NC is an honor. We look forward to being able to support our local community with more job opportunities as a result of this expansion and receive this grant to support further economic expansion and a bright future for Greene County.”

Bennie Heath, Chairman Greene County Commissioners, “It is an honor and a pleasure to announce a building reuse expansion project in Greene county. We have all felt the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, here we are today announcing that one of our Greene County businesses is investing $450,000 and adding 70 new employees. I thank all involved in the process, from business owners to economic developers, to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and all the others who may have positively impacted this project. There are so many pieces to the puzzle to make this a reality. Again, it’s an honor to recognize such a significant accomplishment in the face of adversity. May God continue to richly bless Greene County, North Carolina, and the United States of America.”

Mark Pope, NCGTPEDR Senior Vice President, stated, “We continue to be enthusiastic about our companies in Rural eastern NC. Our trucking industry plays a major role in everything we do. The announcement of H & T Trucking, Inc. expanding in Greene County, creating 70 additional jobs, and continuing to invest in our community is tremendous news.  We are so pleased that H&T is committed to growing here.”

Kyle DeHaven, Greene County Manager, “We are very encouraged to hear that another well-run Greene County business is expanding its services. This business industry serves a vital role in support of our supply chain, and this expansion will assist in the continued recovery of our post-pandemic economy.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the EDPNC on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, Greene County, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region, Lenoir Community College, and the North Carolina Community College System.

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