Vapor Authority Fog eLiquid
eCigarette Empire One Hit Wonder

E-cigarette Operation, Jobs Could Be Headed To Forsyth

From The Winston-Salem Journal by Richard Craver

Element Vape

Forsyth County could learn this week if it will be home for an electronic-cigarette production operation with about 300 employees.

State Rep. Julia Howard, R-Davie, spoke Tuesday of an announcement “in the next two to three days” for the opening of a North Carolina factory making “a new and different product, a safer component of an electronic cigarette.”

Spinfuel VAPE

E-cigs are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge and create a vapor that is inhaled.

Howard mentioned the project at the General Assembly during a discussion of a proposed state excise tax on e-cigs and vapor products in the N.C. House omnibus tax bill.

Howard did not provide details about the project.

However, it is likely the e-cig operation would involve R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., its Vuse product and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant in Tobaccoville.

Reynolds declined Tuesday to discuss Howard’s comments. Spokesman Richard Smith said that final packaging and assembly of Vuse takes place in Tobaccoville.

In June 2013, as Reynolds was introducing Vuse distribution in Colorado — its first statewide retail presence — the company said that the cartridges are made in Kansas and the nicotine liquid that produces the vapor is made at its Winston-Salem research and development facilities.

Reynolds said at the time that production could be added at Tobaccoville if warranted by consumer demand.

Vuse is sold statewide in Colorado and Utah, as well as in select Tarheel Tobacco shops in the Triad. The company plans to begin national distribution by late June.

Stephanie Cordisco, president of Reynolds Vapor, has said the subsidiary’s determination to tackle the challenge of converting more of those who try e-cigs into regular users is why the company chose to develop and assemble Vuse in the United States.

Most of the smaller marketers are selling their e-cigs through a licensing deal with a Chinese manufacturer.

Ronald Bannon, investor relations director for Lorillard Tobacco Co. of Greensboro, said the nicotine liquid for its blu eCigs product is made domestically by a third-party supplier, while the cartridges are made in China.


Read the rest of the story here



vape subscription
Kind Juice Organic ELiquid

About The Author

Jim is the editor of Spinfuel’s Vapers News. Every day Jim scours the Internet, newspapers, magazines, and anywhere and everywhere else to find the most important articles that are of interest to vapers all over the globe.

You Might Also Like

Study Reveals E-Cigarettes Safer

Holy Smokes! E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco, Long-Term Study Reveals A new study reveals that any lingering doubts whether the use of electronic cigarettes is safe can finally [...]

Read More

Vaping Goes Mainstream

Vaping Goes Mainstream: Implementing Regulatory Testing As vaping goes mainstream and regulations on the products is creating increased scrutiny, new companies are developing testing procedures. Manufacturers in [...]

Read More

Vape Stores Struggle

Hanover vape stores struggle to stay afloat after tax Pennsylvania vape stores struggle to stay open after a new 40 percent state tax on vaping merchandise [...]

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *