ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the economic development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, today announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Fairview, N.C. with a $1.68 million investment in facilities and equipment. TE's facility investment brings 40 new positions in engineering, production and operations to the county. The company currently employs around 200 people in its Fairview plant, which produces a variety of relays and electronic switches.
"We are honored to bring this additional investment to Buncombe County. We owe this success to the strength of our local team. It's a credit to our experienced and devoted workforce that we have been able to grow for the past 35 years in this community and to compete on a global scale," said Doug Sarver, Senior Director of Operations, Aerospace, Defense and Marine business unit, TE Connectivity.
"We congratulate TE Connectivity on this announcement. The facility expansion and new employment opportunities further confirm the value of advanced manufacturing to our region, which continues to grow and create valuable jobs in Western North Carolina," said EDC Chairman Paul Szurek.
About the Economic Development Coalition: The EDC for Asheville-Buncombe County is a public-private partnership committed to creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and advancing economic development for business expansion and relocation. The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Town of Weaverville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the AVL 5x5 Campaign. For more information, visit (http://www.ashevillechamber.org/economic-development).
About Asheville Chamber of Commerce: The Asheville Chamber of Commerce is a 2,000-plus member organization representing 86,000 employees. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of increasing the region's livability by advancing its economic vitality and its reputation as best place to relocate a business.
About TE Connectivity: TE Connectivity (www.TE.com) is a $13 billion company that designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries, including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. It has nearly 90,000 employees in more than 50 countries.
SOURCE Asheville Chamber of Commerce