Aeronautical Systems Expands Manufacturing Plant in New Bern, North Carolina
Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, a world-class provider of engineering, manufacturing and MRO services for military platforms, will invest $ 5.6 million to expand its manufacturing footprint in New Bern, North Carolina. The company plans to create 30 new jobs in Craven County.
“This investment solidifies ASI’s commitment to Craven County’s highly skilled workforce, US military depots and the highly accredited educational communities it offers,” said Felipe Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of ASI. “We look forward to further expanding our relationships in New Bern to better serve our customers. ”
A performance-based grant of $ 75,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will facilitate the expansion of Aeronautical Systems. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help them attract economic investment and create jobs. Businesses do not receive money up front and must meet job creation and capital investment goals to be eligible for payment. All One NC grants require equivalent participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon meeting this condition.
“Aeronautical Systems’ decision to expand into Craven County is good news for the economy of eastern North Carolina,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “It’s a testament to our workforce, our location, our resilience and our quality of life as businesses continue to invest in our state. “
Since its inception in the late 1980s, ASI has provided military fleets around the world with specialist repair and overhaul services focused on systems and components, manufacturing, supply chain management and aeronautical engineering.
“Manufacturers need a skilled workforce, a strong business climate and an excellent quality of life to support their growth trajectory and continued innovation,” said Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “ASI knows that North Carolina has the infrastructure to meet its current and future needs through our strong economic and workforce development partnerships. “
Join the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership (EDPNC) were key partners in the project which included the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, Craven Community College, East Carolina University, Craven County, Craven 100 Alliance, North Carolina’s Southeast and the Craven County Economic Development Department.