A company that manufactures industrial control panels announced Tuesday it has plans to relocate to Lincoln County.
CX Systems will build a permanent facility in the Clarks Creek Industrial Park. The company currently rents a facility in Catawba County and saw a need for a permanent location.
CX Systems specifically manufactures computerized controls that are used in industrial machinery and in the wastewater industry. Not only does the company manufacture the control panels, but it also assembles and installs the panels throughout the United States.
According to company President Randy Frye, the company has purchased a five-acre site in the Clarks Creek Industrial Park. The 12,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be complete by October.
The companyâ€™s move to Lincoln County will be done in two phases.
The first phase involves the construction of a warehouse facility. The company will then begin using this facility for its warehouse and distribution operations.
The second phase is scheduled to take place in mid-2005 when the company will move its manufacturing operations to the Clarks Creek facility and a new building will be constructed. This move will bring about six new jobs to Lincoln County.
Frye said that Lincoln County proved to be an attractive location for his business.
â€œLincoln County is a strong, cooperative community,â€ Frye said, adding that Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, made the transition smooth and simple.
Darrell Gettys, LEDAâ€™s chairman, said he is excited about the companyâ€™s decision to move here.
â€œThis is another great example of the countyâ€™s commitment to industry and its pro-business environment,â€ Gettys said.