A cutting-edge manufacturer of renewable energy equipment, Low Impact Technologies, reported its first manufacturing facility will be in Henderson County, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 60 new jobs.
The company plans to invest $5 million in new machinery and $150,000 in improvements to an existing 30,000 square foot building in the Town of Fletcher. Operations will begin at the facility in early 2021.
“LIT is eager to deploy this technology. Henderson County and the Town of Fletcher have been exceptional partners so far in assisting with our location process, we’re fortunate to have committed public partners and look forward to a long relationship together,” said Nick Probert, LIT’s General Manager.
LIT designs and produces Concentrated Solar Multi-E?ect Distillation & Dewatering equipment which will be sold domestically and internationally. The equipment is used across industry sectors, including agricultural, heavy industry, mining, and utilities to reprocess, recycle, and distill water, as well as to provide potable water in developing nations and remote areas without access to clean drinking water.
The distillation technology was developed and prototyped by LIT’s sister research and development company, D&D Manufacturing. It was then tested in partnership with several US-based research universities in Florida’s rain-heavy coastal climate. The company is the exclusive licensee to manufacture and commercialize this technology. LIT was poised to begin production in Australia in early 2020 but construction of the facility was signi?cantly delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.