RALEIGH, N.C. – will build a $55 million plant for the production of solar panel components in Bladen County and create 10 new jobs, Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) will receive a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

DuPont operates a large campus near Fayetteville known as the Fayetteville Works and employs more than 900 people in North Carolina.

The new plant will produce polyvinyl fluoride film.

The new jobs will pay average salaries of $36,278, not including benefits.

“The decision to build this new Tedlar facility at our site is great news for our employees and the community of Cumberland-Bladen County,” said Karen Wrigley, plant manager for DuPont Fayetteville Works. “It shows that our site continues to be viewed favorably by the company as a place to invest, and the support from the One North Carolina Fund further validates the great, long-term relationship DuPont has had with the state.”

DuPont built a $50 million Tedlar facility at the Fayetteville Works campus in 2007, resulting in 15 additional jobs.