Overland Contracting Inc. will invest $8.4 million to open its headquarters with plans to add 89 additional associates over the next three years in Wake County in Garner, North Carolina.
“With our existing business presence in North Carolina, this new OCI location will provide an opportunity to further enhance our capability to provide client services in the region,” said Ralph Dyro, Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities Management for Black & Veatch. “We believe the city and state economy, as well as our strong presence in the communities where we live and work, will result in many benefits to the area.”
Overland Contracting Inc. provides comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction services in energy, water and telecommunications. The parent company, Black & Veatch, currently employs nearly 200 workers located between Wake and Mecklenburg Counties. The firm’s leadership and management team will operate out of the new Garner Headquarters. New employees will include project construction positions and operational associates to handle procurement, finance and human resources.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina partnered with the Town of Garner to make this project possible. The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $70,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches.
“It is great to have a new company headquarters in North Carolina that leads construction projects in the energy, water and telecommunications industries,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “I know they will love our quality of life and with their completed infrastructure projects they’ll enhance our citizens’ lives as well.”
“Employees with Overland Contracting Inc. are building vital infrastructure that improves local communities," said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker. “Their work constructing electric generation, transmission and distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities or telecommunications structures may generate greater economic development in the future.”