BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A manufacturer is expanding in Asheville and bringing new jobs to Buncombe County.
On Monday, System Logistics Corporation announced today plans to invest $3 million in its Asheville operations.
This project expansion will sustain 124 jobs with an average wage of $34.61 per hour and create 47 additional jobs with an average wage of $32.17 per hour. The investments will be in facility renovation and adding new technology and machinery. The new positions will include opportunities in software/PLC, project management, sales, engineering, production and management. Starting pay for any job at System Logistics Corporation is a minimum of $15/hour.
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System Logistics creates automated storage and picking for their customers, which include automated guided vehicles, stacker cranes, material handling, software and services. Most of the technologies they use are fully developed, engineered, produced and installed in-house by System Logistics employees. “We are very pleased to continue expanding our operations in Asheville, North Carolina,” said Stefano Vitale, SLC CEO & President. “Since System Logistics Corporation moved to Arden in 2017, we have been able to grow significantly thanks to the favorable conditions found in Buncombe County and for being able to attract excellent talent. We are pleased to call Arden home. A very special thanks goes to the authorities of Buncombe County and to the local Chamber of Commerce for their support and partnership in this ongoing process.”
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“System Logistics offers high-wage, high-tech, professional job opportunities to our residents. We applaud the continued investment in technology, innovation and people at the regional headquarters here in Arden,” Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Brownie Newman said. “This investment strengthens the county’s tax base, helping fund the services and infrastructure critical to the quality of life in our community.” “Investment in high-tech, advanced manufacturing companies like System Logistics is key to the sustained economic growth of Western North Carolina,” stated EDC Board Chair Michael Meguiar. “Our ability to support these industries will build a strong foundation for this and future generations.”Partners in the expansion include Buncombe County, the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County and the North Carolina Community College System.