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May 2010: Siemens Energy adds 825 new jobs to Charlotte operation

  • Siemens Energy is constructing an additional 75,000-sf office complex adjacent to its existing facility to house engineering operations that will support the company’s design, manufacture and service of power generation units.
  • The expansion will add 825 new jobs to produce gas turbines; production shifted from Ontario plant to Charlotte.
  • The $135 million capital investment is the largest manufacturing announcement in Charlotte in three decades.
  • German-owned Siemens already employs 780 residents at its Charlotte facility that refurbishes turbines and generators for nuclear and steam power plants.

April 2010: Czech hospital bed manufacturer opens U.S. headquarters in Charlotte

  • Linet, a hospital bed manufacturer based in Czech Republic, announces plans for a North American headquarters in Charlotte.
  • The Linet facility will include corporate, marketing, sales and technical service functions.
  • The company is among the world's top five exporters of hospital beds.
  • Parent company, Linet spol. s r.o. of Slaný, has customers in more than 70 countries.
   January 2010: Metso Power expands boiler service capacity in South Carolina
  • Finland-based Metso Power is building a $13.2 million boiler manufacturing plant.
  • The company's service center facility is located in Lancaster County, S.C.
  • The 100,000-sf facility will be located on a 21.5-acre site that is designed for future expansion.
  • Metso has designed and manufactured the world's largest biomass-fired boilers and recovery units.
  • Metso Power employs 1,600 professionals worldwide with main operations in Finland, Sweden, Brazil and the U.S.