2:15 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Reynolds American to Add 200 Jobs for E-Cig Expansion

Reynolds American Inc. today announced plans to create 200 jobs as part of its campaign to take its line of electronic cigarettes nationwide.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (left) listens as Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan Cameron discusses a plan to add manufacturing jobs and capacity at the company's Tobaccoville plant.
Credit WFDD photo by Celia Spell.

Reynolds started selling its Vuse line in Colorado last June and expanded to Utah earlier this year. Reynolds CEO Susan Cameron says sales in those markets beat expectations. To meet the expected national demand, Reynolds will add manufacturing jobs and capacity at its Tobaccoville plant.

Cameron says the move represents a response to the changing marketplace for traditional cigarette manufacturers.

Hiring will begin in the next few weeks, and Cameron says the new manufacturing positions will pay an average of about $40,000 per year. No tax incentives will be used to pay for the expansion.