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Gov. Perdue uses a mask to protect her eyes as she watches a welder work during her tour. (Rhett Butler)
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Gov. Perdue uses a mask to protect her eyes as she watches a welder work during her tour. (Rhett Butler)

Perdue announces jobs, argues for funding

By K.J. Williams

The Daily Reflector

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WINTERVILLE — Gov. Beverly Perdue used the planned expansion at an industrial company that relies on community college trained employees as a platform Friday for her stance against education cuts in the House budget passed last week.

Perdue blasted the $19.3 billion plan that cuts education funding by more than $1 billion following a tour of The Roberts Company's Winterville facility.


Company officials announced they have purchased another site in the town for a three-year expansion that will add 29 jobs and require a $3.25 million investment. The company provides steel plate fabrication services, along with engineering, construction and plant startup services.

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