Wolf X-Ray and Flow X-Ray to Relocate to Edgecombe County, Invest $4.5 Million in Rocky Mount

NC News. Photos: Frank and Kay Whatley
NC News. Photos: Frank and Kay Whatley

Wolf X-Ray and Flow X-Ray will create 68 new jobs in Edgecombe County, Governor Roy Cooper announced on November 12, 2020. The company will invest more than $4.5 million to relocate their headquarters and manufacturing operations to Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Wolf X-Ray and Flow X-Ray are global manufacturers of high-quality medical and dental imaging products and accessories. For more than 90 years, the Wolf family has offered the medical and dental industries seven different product lines and a catalog of more than 180 products. Wolf X-Ray and Flow X-Ray hold various patents for its digital radiography and lead protection lines, including the x-ray protective apron.

Said Carol Camiola, Chief Financial Officer of Wolf X-Ray and Flow X-Ray:  “We are so excited to relocate to Battleboro and the City of Rocky Mount where we know our employees will have a better quality of life. We are confident that with the help from the economic development teams and the local colleges that this project will be a great success for us all.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce led a team of partners in supporting the decision by Wolf X-Ray and Flow X-Ray to relocate to North Carolina. The salaries will vary for the operations, shipping, administrative, and management positions. The average expected annual salary for all new positions is $36,929, creating a payroll impact of more than $2.5 million per year. Edgecombe County’s overall average annual wage is $35,732.

A performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate this expansion. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

In addition to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina Community College System, Edgecombe County, Electricities, Carolinas Gateway Partnership, and the City of Rocky Mount.

To see the history of these two entities, including a 2006 move to New York, read www.flowdental.com/about and wolfxray.com/pages/about-us.

Source: Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor
Ed. Note: Modified to reflect full entity names.

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