Declaration photos by Larry Chambers
Michael James, Alleghany county manager, second from right, presented Paul Demmink, NAPCO president, with a special resolution from the Board of Commissioners honoring the plant for 40 years in Sparta. Left is Bill Slagle of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and state Sen. Deanna Ballard, who represents the 45th District that includes Alleghany and four other counties.
NAPCO announces expansion, jobs

By Larry Chambers

SPARTA, N.C. – NAPCO announced an expansion of its plant in Sparta, N.C., and the hiring of 35 new employees during a press conference held in conjunction with the start of the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday.
Michael Smith, Alleghany County manager, praised NAPCO for their commitment to Alleghany County. He said NAPCO recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in Sparta.