Schunk USA Breaks Ground on Headquarters Expansion
The two phases of the project will add some 19,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 22,000 square feet of tech center, training and office space by the end of 2018, expanding what is already the company’s largest facility outside of Germany.
Schunk USA has started construction of an expansion at its U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina, which will more than double the size of existing facilities. The U.S. headquarters is already the company’s largest facility outside of Germany. This expansion will provide space for a new tech center and training facility, additional manufacturing capabilities and increased office space.
The company will be investing $30 million in infrastructure, equipment and personnel by 2022. More than 80 new jobs will be created over the course of the next four years. The additional personnel will enable Schunk to provide even greater customer care and continue to meet the demands of a rapidly growing and continually evolving manufacturing industry.
Two separate expansions will be built in phases. Initially, a 19,000-square-foot addition to the east side of the building will expand the size of the manufacturing area by 150 percent. This will allow for greater efficiency and increased production capabilities to better respond to customer requests and specialty orders. This addition will also double the space dedicated to the successful North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NTCAP), allowing Schunk to continue to train future generations of workers.
A separate 22,000-square-foot, three-story addition to the north side of the building will encompass a “Tec-Center,” training facility and more office space. With these facilities, Schunk will be able to host enhanced training programs for distributors and customers. The Tec-Center will showcase the latest technology for customers to view products in real-life applications and interactive demonstrations.
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