Agility Fuel Systems Locates Regional Headquarters In Salisbury, North Carolina
The firm develops safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas systems for heavy trucks and buses. Agility has been in business for 18 years and has more than 25,000 trucks on the road, logging 1.5 billion miles per year. The company’s Rowan County facility will serve as a regional headquarters for the East Coast.
“We are really pleased to announce that our new world class production facility will be located in Salisbury, North Carolina, where we will be able to access a well-qualified workforce and be strategically located to serve our customers,” said Barry Engle, Agility’s President/CEO. “We would like to thank Governor Pat McCrory, Secretary Sharon Decker, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, Robert Van Geons, Executive Director of RowanWORKS, and Duke Energy, for their efforts to bring Agility Fuel Systems to North Carolina. We are committed to making this relationship a win-win-win for the State of North Carolina, Rowan County and our company.”
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $300,000. 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.
“Agility Fuel Systems is a great addition to North Carolina’s growing transportation-related industry,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “Agility will be in a great position to serve the Eastern United States by having its regional headquarters and production facility here in North Carolina.”
In addition to the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., other partners that helped with this project include: North Carolina Community College System, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Duke Energy, Rowan County and RowanWORKS, Economic Development.
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