RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Eclipse Automation Southeast will expand its business into Mecklenburg County with a plan to create 50 new jobs over the next three years.
Salaries will vary by job function, but average annual compensation is estimated to be more than $75,000. The Mecklenburg County average annual wage is $59,046.
The announcement of the deal came on Monday.
Eclipse Automation is a leading supplier of custom automated manufacturing equipment for the energy, health sciences, transportation, mining and consumer industries. Eclipse Automation partners with Fortune 1000 companies worldwide to build efficient and profitable assembly and testing operations.
“We are committed to creating new advanced manufacturing jobs in North Carolina and know that Eclipse will become a strong corporate partner for us,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker in the announcement of the jobs. “We applaud the Eclipse executives for their commitment to invest in North Carolina and know our manufacturing community will benefit from this strategic partner.”
With a work force of more than 150 employees in Ontario, Eclipse Automation provides in-house system design, fabrication, system integration and commissioning capability. Eclipse engineers and skilled trades people are experts in manufacturing technology, including precision assembly, robot integration, welding and material handling technology.
“We have not only identified the need to expand operations but the equally important requirement to bring our services closer to customers in the U.S.,” said Steve Mai, president & CEO of Eclipse Automation in Ontario of the expansion. “Therefore, we are pleased to announce the opening of Eclipse Automation SE which will allow us to deliver our superior custom automations solutions throughout North America more efficiently.”
Gov. Pat McCrory's office, which made the announcement, noted that N.C. Community Colleges and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce helped with the partnership.