Unilever USA, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., will make a $152.5 million investment at its New Century, N.C., spreads manufacturing facility, including an expansion as well as purchase of new machinery and equipment. Unilever expects to create 100 new jobs as a result of the expansion.

Unilever’s New Century facility uses a “total system approach,” which optimizes the positive economic, environmental and social benefits of the facility’s location to sustainably produce its North America spreads brands, including Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Promise, Imperial and Brummel & Brown.

“The investment and expansion of our New Century spreads facility is a significant milestone in the history of Unilever US, and is in line with our strategy of investing back for growth in America,” says Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America. “By creating a world-class manufacturing facility, we are further investing in our core food brands, and we’re excited about the growth this will enable.”