A firm that specializes in engineering solutions for hard to reach fastener locations, Weber Screwdriving Systems Incorporated will invest more than $2.3 million to locate its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Mooresville, North Carolina. The company plans to create 38 jobs over the next three years in Iredell County.
“Weber USA has been impressed by the cooperation of the city, county and state governments in North Carolina. This is evidence of a business friendly state and everyone we have dealt with has been motivated in assisting Weber USA make North Carolina the most suitable venue for our company relocation,” said Jim Graham, President of Weber USA. “With the regrowth in American manufacturing and our cutting edge assembly systems technologies we expect a very bright future in a new US headquarters located in Mooresville. This will help bring additional investment and more skilled jobs to area."
“Weber technology, when used by our customers in the automotive, medical and electronics manufacturing markets, will allow American manufacturing and products to be more competitive in a global arena. This means bringing back higher paying, highly skilled manufacturing jobs to the USA,” he said.
Since 1958, Weber Screwdriving Systems Inc. has provided assembly system solutions across highly demanding production environments. Their capabilities range from feeding and installing micro medical pins and screws, to large bolts and heavy fasteners. Weber also specializes in fastening techniques using the latest in DC servo motors and control systems including advanced joint analysis and graphing capabilities.
“Our state’s strong legacy in manufacturing continues to enable companies to find the skilled workforce they need to expand,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “We’re proud of our manufacturing heritage and want to preserve and reignite that reputation. Manufacturing is making a comeback in this state.”
“Weber’s decision to relocate their operations to North Carolina is great news for Iredell County and state as a whole,” said N. C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker. “Our commitment to spurring economic growth continues to bring new jobs to North Carolina families.”
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $40,000. 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.
Other partners that helped with this project include: the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges, Iredell County, the Town of Mooresville and the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation.