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FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (AP) — Electronics parts manufacturer AVX Corp. said Thursday that it plans to create more than 250 new jobs with an expansion to its Greenville County facility in South Carolina.

AVX said that it is spending more than $14 million over the next few years to expand manufacturing and research at its headquarters in Fountain Inn, S.C.

Officials say AVX is renovating an existing building and expects to create 279 jobs. Gov. Nikki Haley's office says the company got a $500,000 grant and tax abatements from Greenville County.

AVX chief financial officer Kurt Cummings says the expansion will allow the company to boost its global activity and broaden its product offering.

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