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Castle Branch CEO considers expansion in Wilmington -- or California

Castle Branch, a Wilmington-based employment screening company, is getting ready for another growth spurt. Brett Martin, CEO of the company, says they moved to the Wilmington area about 8 years ago with 30 people.  After adding about 50 jobs over the summer, Martin says they’re still going to need an additional 60-thousand square feet. 

The new facility, which will eventually employ about 300 people, according to Martin, will be located in one of two cities:  Wilmington, North Carolina or Petaluma, California. 

WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn talked with CEO Brett Martin to find out which factors will drive the final decision.

Click on the audio file to hear the interview.

Rachel hosts and produces CoastLine, an award-winning hourlong conversation featuring artists, humanitarians, scholars, and innovators in North Carolina. The show airs Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 2 pm on 91.3 FM WHQR Public Media. It's also available as a podcast; just search CoastLine WHQR. You can reach her at rachellh@whqr.org.