TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg. Plans $2.9 Million Expansion In Macon County, North Carolina
Founded in 1973, TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc. opened its manufacturing facility in Franklin, North Carolina, in 1989. TekTone designs and manufactures wired & wireless nurse call, apartment entry, area of rescue assistance, alert integration and resident wandering systems. The privately held company employs an existing workforce of 70 locally. Over the next five years the firm plans to add about 35 engineers, technicians, and sales representatives among other positions at its new research, development and manufacturing facility.
“The purchase of the former SKF facility is a significant investment for us. When it became clear we were outgrowing our current facility, we made it a priority to stay in Macon County, if at all possible. We thank our employees, customers, and partners for making this a reality, and look forward to expansion and growth in the Macon County Industrial Park,” commented Carlos Mira, President of TekTone.
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $90,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. 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. One NC grants also require and are contingent on financial matches from local governments.
“Nothing compares to the manufacturing talent, access to global markets and competitive costs that companies like TekTone Sound & Signal find in North Carolina,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III. “These are among the factors that have made us the Southeast’s #1 state for manufacturing jobs.”
. “TekTone Sound & Signal is a key global player in the nurse call system market, doing business on five continents,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “This company’s exciting growth in Macon County provides more evidence that modern manufacturers can thrive in every corner of our state.”
“This expansion by TekTone Sound & Signal says good things about Macon County as a destination for high-quality jobs and investment,” said N.C. Representative Roger West. “I look forward to supporting this company’s continued growth and success.”
Among the allies working with EDPNC and N.C. Commerce on TekTone Sound & Signal’s expansion are the North Carolina General Assembly, the Macon County Board of Commissioners and the Macon County Economic Development Commission.
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