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Canada-Based Eclipse Automation Opens U.S. Facility In Charlotte, North Carolina

Area Development Online News Desk (01/27/2014)
Ontario, Canada-based Eclipse Automation Inc. will expand its operations to Mecklenburg County under the name Eclipse Automation Southeast. The new facility, where it plans to create 50 jobs during the next three years, will be located in the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eclipse Automation is a supplier of custom automated manufacturing equipment for the energy, health sciences, transportation, mining and consumer industries. “We have recognized an exponential demand for our innovative custom automation solutions over the past three years. We have not only identified the need to expand operations but the equally important requirement to bring our services closer to customers in the U.S.,” said Steve Mai, President and CEO of Eclipse Automation in Ontario. “Therefore, we are pleased to announce the opening of Eclipse Automation SE which will allow us to deliver our superior custom automations solutions throughout North America more efficiently.”

Eric Nitsche, President of Eclipse Automation Southeast in Charlotte added, “We are extremely confident that the Eclipse business model will flourish in the Southeastern U.S. The region continues to be vibrant and is poised for further growth. In the end, we want to ensure that this active manufacturing sector has ready access to Eclipse’s exceptional solutions and our people who deliver them.”

“I’d like to thank Eclipse for creating valuable manufacturing jobs here in North Carolina,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “Manufacturing has been a big part of our state’s past and will continue to be a large part of our state’s future. Our well-equipped talent pool and quality of life continue to be great selling points for businesses new to North Carolina.”

“We are committed to creating new advanced manufacturing jobs in North Carolina and know that Eclipse will become a strong corporate partner for us,” said Secretary Decker. “We applaud the Eclipse executives for their commitment to invest in North Carolina and know our manufacturing community will benefit from this strategic partner.”

Partners that helped with this project include: The North Carolina Department of Commerce, North Carolina Community Colleges and the Charlotte Chamber.

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