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Which county commissioners voted to offer incentives for Titan America to build a cement plant in New Hanover County?

Merton Vance
StarNews

On April 21, 2008, New Hanover County commissioners Bobby Greer, Bill Caster, Ted Davis and Bill Kopp voted to support incentives to Titan America to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. Commissioner Nancy Pritchett voted against the incentives.

The vote authorized the county to offer $4.2 million in tax breaks over seven years, in exchange for Titan’s promise to invest $450 million and create 160 jobs at the new plant. The incentives would kick in after the plant is operating.

Pritchett and Kopp both lost re-election bids in 2008. Pritchett was defeated in a May 2008 Republican primary and Kopp lost the general election in November, when Davis was re-elected and new commissioners Jonathan Barfield Jr. and Jason Thompson were elected.

Thompson, a Republican, and Barfield, the only Democrat on the board, have voiced opposition to the incentives.

Greer and Caster both are serving terms that end in 2010.

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One Response to “ Which county commissioners voted to offer incentives for Titan America to build a cement plant in New Hanover County?”

  1. On February 12, 2010 at 9:20 am Glenn Cox wrote:

    We have enough,and perhaps too much pollution in the area of Castle Hayne as is. The river has high levels of
    mercury,there is the Corning Plant(chemicals) G.E.(nuclear), and a existing contaminated site in Castle Hayne. What were those county officials thinking. I say no to Titan Cement. It is time the County Commisioners reverse the previous decisions in favor of our health, and that of our children.



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