PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Polyhose Inc., an industrial hose manufacturer, will create more than 50 jobs in Pender County, Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. The company will invest $7.9 million to locate a warehouse and assembly plant in the Pender Commerce Park along U.S. 421 in Pender County. “Pender County is ready to grow, and international companies like Polyhose know North Carolina’s strong workforce is the right way to put their strategy to work,” Cooper said. Cooper and Polyhose officials highlight the area’s highway system and port access as just a few of the reasons the facility is a great fit here.  They say the area’s skilled workforce was the driving factor for the company’s decision to build here though. “I think all of us know that the most important asset that we have here is our people,” Cooper said. “In talking to Jon Pressler just a few minutes ago, he said that was the number one reason why they chose this place, is our workforce.” Headquartered in India, Polyhose manufactures Thermoplastic, Hydraulic, PTFE and industrial hoses and tubings for large equipment companies such as Caterpillar, Boeing, Graco, and Wagner SprayTech. The global industrial conglo...