Monday, January 27, 2014

Coming to Charlotte: 50 high-paying manufacturing jobs

Canadian manufacturing firm Eclipse Automation Inc. is expanding its operations to Mecklenburg County, bringing 50 new jobs in the next three years, Gov. Pat McCrory's office said Monday.  Eclipse supplies custom automated manufacturing equipment to help companies build efficient assembly and testing operations. The firm's new facility will be located in Whitehall Technology Park in southwest Charlotte.

The company, based in Ontario, Canada, will be offering salaries averaging more than $75,000, officials said. Openings for several engineering posts to be stationed in the Charlotte office are already being advertised on the company's website.

"I'd like to thank Eclipse for creating valuable manufacturing jobs here in North Carolina," McCrory said. "Manufacturing has been a big part of our state's past and will continue to be a large part of our state's future."


11 comments:

Shamash said...

Actually, they're manufacturing the machinery that will reduce the number of people needed in manufacturing.

Welcome to the 21st century, y'all.

Where manufacturing will NEVER be as large a part of our future as it was our past.

And definitely not for the "average" worker.

Check those ads.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone think the PAST will be like the FUTURE. Hummm...if so they are thinking backwards.

These JOBS are the NEW Wave of manufacturers.

Technical Colleges have been saying this for the longest. Get your education, it's needed.

Anonymous said...

The GOP has pined and yearned for the past for the last 35 years.

The long-ago past.

Anyway, glad to see these jobs come to Charlotte.

How much did they cost us?

Anonymous said...

How many million tax dollars or incentives are involved? You know Patty Mcmayor paid for the jobs. Keith W. Hurley

Eric Frazier said...

Good question. I'll check on the cost of the incentives and post the answer here when I get it.

Barry Goldwater said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but do incentives cost anything if you don't actually hand them a check? They're paying the salaries, they're paying the rent, they're buying from the vendors, they're just not paying as much taxes as someone else for the same dollar amount. But without incentives, they might have happily moved ten miles further south and when those incentives run out, someone else got the taxes. If I'm wrong, I'd like to know about it.

Anonymous said...

Not a single penny was provided in incentives.

Eric Frazier said...

Anon 7:34 a.m. has good sources. State Dept. of Commerce confirms no state or local incentives went toward this project

Eric Frazier said...

And Barry Goldwater, you're right -- in general. Incentives are often just discounted taxes, but in some cases, they are actual upfront dollars or land provided to companies to entice them to come. Consider the case of Chiquita, where officials paid $5 million to help the company with moving expenses.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the update.

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