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SBX to hire 180 in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -  SPX Corporation announced today that it will be expanding its operation in Ballantyne and adding 180 new, high-paying positions.

SPX says it will be hiring over the next five years, and making its home in Ballantyne Corporate Park its global headquarters.

In return, Governor Bev Perdue promised the company over $12 million in incentives.

The company, which makes a wide range of products primarily for the food and beverage industry, plans on paying all 180 new employees between $80,000 and $83,000 annually. The average yearly wage in Mecklenburg County is $48, 776.

"They were highly competed for," Perdue says. "Not just by North Carolina but by states and countries all around the globe."

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