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Pharmaceutical company to bring 100 jobs to Durham

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DURHAM, N.C. -

A pharmaceutical company plans to open a new facility in Durham, bringing with it 100 new jobs.

Gov. Pat McCrory and state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced Wednesday that Purdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P. will build a new facility in Durham County.

The company plans to create 100 new jobs and invest $59 million over the next three years in Durham.

"This decision underscores Purdue's commitment to the Raleigh/Durham region, and solidifies the company's footprint in North Carolina through the establishment of a manufacturing and technology hub," said Purdue CEO John Stewart. "This decision also reflects Purdue's ongoing commitment to invest in high-tech jobs within the state."

In 2000, Purdue opened a manufacturing facility in Wilson, bringing approximately 180 new engineering, scientific and technical jobs to the state.

Salaries at the Durham facility will average $70,199 plus benefits.

It was not immediately clear when the facility is expected to open.

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