INTERNATIONAL US: German manufacturer brings 300 jobs to North Carolina
Tue, 14 Aug 2012
Solar panel mounting systems maker Schletter is to purchase a 100,000 sq ft building in Shelby, North Carolina, creating 305 new jobs by the end of 2016 as part of a $27m (£17m) investment.
This is according to local paper the Shelby Star, which notes that the German manufacturer is making the site its US headquarters and distribution hub for all its East Coast operations.
The paper also claims that average wages for the new job will be $40,660 plus benefits, higher than the country average of $32,760.
Schletter employs 1,800 workers worldwide, of which around 200 are in the US, the Star adds.