posted on November 10, 2014 07:40
Burkert Fluid Control Systems, in partnership with Mecklenburg County, the Town of Huntersville, and Lake Norman Economic Development, are pleased to announce the plans to develop a new advanced manufacturing facility in the Town of Huntersville. Burkert’s new facility, a 120,000 square-foot building, will be constructed on Mount Holly Huntersville Road. The company plans to invest approximately $23,000,000 over the next five years, and create 61 new jobs.
“Burkert is excited to expand within Mecklenburg County”, said Harm Stratman, President and Director of Global Sales for Burkert. “We have a strong, experienced staff ready to take ‘The Next Step’ to move to a site with long range growth opportunities in Huntersville that offers quality of life, area schools and location close to Charlotte and the airport. We currently have staff in five local locations and look forward to all being under one roof.”
“Our plans for a campus-setting include wellness opportunities for employees and families in the form of walking and bike trails, picnic areas, and sports facilities. We appreciate the ‘warm welcome’ from Huntersville and look forward to becoming involved in local education and conservation projects. We also plan to incorporate ‘green’ as well as renewable energy opportunities, such as solar and thermal when possible, into our future building designs. Our staff is our greatest asset, which we need to continue to be a ‘fast-growing’ company in the USA!”
“Mecklenburg County strongly encourages and supports the growth of existing businesses within our community. Burkert is a real success story highlighting our continuing efforts to strengthen partnerships with our local municipalities to maintain an attractive environment for businesses”, said Trevor Fuller, Chair of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners.
“Burkert’s relocation to Huntersville is a significant win for this community. They are a perfect example of how the town has worked to strengthen and diversify our economic base,” said Mayor Jill Swain.
“Advanced manufacturing is a strategic target industry for Lake Norman Economic Development, and Burkert will join an emerging number of European based advanced manufacturers with a presence in our community”, added Ryan McDaniels, Executive Director of Lake Norman Economic Development.
The proposed facility is contingent upon approval of a Business Investment Program grant by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, as well as Economic Development Incentive grant approval by the Huntersville Town Board of Commissioners.
About Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Burkert is an adaptable organization with flexible processes. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of measuring, controlling and regulating systems for fluids and gases, we are continually committed to achieving success, both for our customers and ourselves. Consistent and continuous investment in research & development and in staff training enables us to offer our customers the very best in technology and services. For any request or goal you might have for your fluid process control, Burkert can be relied upon; working together with you, we'll find the best solution, both from a technical and an economical point of view.
As Burkert has grown, sales activities abroad have expanded, supported by an increasing number of subsidiaries in key industrialized countries. Our global presence enables us to focus on the most topical problems in specific markets, including food and beverage processing, breweries and wineries, gas handling operations, water treatment facilities, and pharmaceutical plants, whilst offering our customers the most efficient solutions in their country. For more information, please visit http://www.burkert.com.
Lake Norman Economic Development
Lake Norman Economic Development is responsible for the development and implementation of the economic development strategy for the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville, and the Lake Norman region. These strategies will result in improving the quality of life for the region’s residents through the expansion of the tax base by attracting new capital investment and creating new, highly-skilled jobs for the region’s residents. For more information, visit www.lnedc.com.