Campell Soup cooks up jobs in Cumberland County

By: Staff report

RALEIGH — A new partnership between DHL Supply Chain and Campbell Soup Company will bring 140 full-time jobs and 55 part-time positions to Cumberland County, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office.

“DHL Supply Chain and Campbell chose Cumberland County for its skilled workforce, proximity to major transportation hubs, and favorable business climate,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “I’m proud to welcome them to North Carolina.”

The two companies will invest more than $40 million to build a 627,000-square-foot distribution facility in the Fayetteville area. The new location will join the nearby Maxton Campbell Soup plant in the area, but will be a larger facility. Two years ago, Campbell Soup invested $18 million to expand the Robeson County location and the announcement of a new area plant will only continue to invest in the area.

“Enhancing our distribution capabilities is the most effective and efficient way to meet dynamic customer and consumer needs today and in the future,” said Robert Furbee, senior vice president of Global Supply Chain at Campbell Soup Company. “The combination of partnering with an expert like DHL Supply Chain and Fayetteville’s proximity to major rail and truck transportation hubs helps us quickly advance that strategy.”

A five-year One North Carolina Fund performance-based grant will help the Fayetteville area facilitate the expansion. Once the positions at the plant are filled, the annual payroll is expected to be $4.515 million.

Staff report