Statesville has a relatively new 40,000-square-foot facility that’s housing a manufacturer with an appetite for hiring.
On Thursday, Marlboro Development Team announced in a news release that it will house Symmetrix Composite Tooling facility at 860 Connor St.
Symmetrix is a digital fabricator headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, that specializes in composite materials — things like Fiberglass and carbon fiber that are made of multiple components. The company’s website states it works in industries such as alternative energy, transportation, art and architecture. It operates tooling plants in Rhode Island, Nevada and now North Carolina.
Vice President of Symmetrix Scott Vogel said the company started moving into the location when it got the keys to the building Nov. 1; MDT was also finishing up renovations at the time.
Vogel explained the company had been running into capacity issues at its existing facilities, and with the composite sector of the manufacturing industry growing, a new home was called for.
“We think our opportunity for growth is in a new region,” Vogel said when asked about the company’s long-term goals in Statesville.
He added that Symmetrix already had business relationships in the Charlotte area, and the move would help it break into a new labor market.
Colliers International Charlotte, a real estate and investment management company, assisted Symmetrix in finding a building with enough room for immediate expansion, according to a release.
Having a strategic location near Interstates 77 and 40 also played a factor.
As for boots on the ground, Vogel said the Statesville location currently has 12 employees, but is aiming to hire 30 to 40 people as it settles into the area. The company is currently hiring.
More information, including how to apply, can be found at symmetrixcomposites.com/.