Schunk USA to Expand Headquarters
Schunk USA recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina. The expansion will more than double the size of the existing facilities.
Grounbreaking for Schunk’s headquarters expansion took place on August 15.
SCHUNK, Inc. recently announced the start of construction of an expansion at its U.S. headquarters that will more than double the size of existing facilities. The company’s U.S. headquarters is already its largest facility outside of Germany.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, August 15th, that included remarks by Milton Guerry, the company’s U.S. president, and Bernd Schellenbauer, CFO of Schunk Germany. Ed Yerha, Mayor pro tem of Cary, spoke about the importance of manufacturing in the U.S. Other guests included North Carolina State Representative Joe John, several members of the Cary Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of prominent area manufacturing companies.
Schunk will be investing $30 million in infrastructure, equipment, and personnel by 2022. More than 80 new jobs will be created over the course of 4 years. “This expansion is important for us to continue meeting the needs of our customers,” says Mr. Guerry. “As manufacturing processes grow and change, Schunk will continue to be a leader in the industry with cutting edge technology and a focus that continually places the customer first.”
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 addition will also double the space dedicated to the NCTAP apprenticeship program. A separate 22,000-square-foot, three-story addition to the north side of the building will encompass a tech center, training facility, and more office space. Construction of the expansion is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.