SHELBY - Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Curtiss-Wright Controls, a manufacturer and service provider for the aerospace and defense industries, will expand its facility in Cleveland County.
The company plans to create 25 jobs and invest $12.95 million during the next three years in Shelby. The project was made possible in part by a $130,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
“Curtiss-Wright is bringing more 21st century jobs to our state and expanding North Carolina’s growing aerospace cluster,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “Like so many other companies, Curtiss-Wright sees the value of our skilled workforce and nationally acclaimed business climate. We’re pleased to announce such terrific news from a company and an industry whose roots all come back to North Carolina, where two brothers – namesakes of this company – made the first flight on the Outer Banks.”
Curtiss-Wright Controls is a segment of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation devoted to motion control systems required by the aerospace and defense industries. A new contract will allow the company to expand its Flight Systems units located in Gaston and Cleveland counties.