FOUR OAKS, N.C. (AP) -- A global medical device maker plans to expand in North Carolina, building a new East Coast distribution center in return for a promised state gift of $600,000.
Gov. Beverly Perdue's office said Monday that Becton, Dickinson and Co. will add nearly 190 jobs by 2015.
The Franklin Lakes, N.J., company would pay an average salary of nearly $29,000 a year plus benefits, below Johnston County's average annual wage of $31,000.
The site in Four Oaks about 30 miles south of Raleigh is expected to open in 2012.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Becton Dickinson began operations in Research Triangle Park almost four decades ago and employs more than 700 people in RTP, Durham, Burlington and Mebane.