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Cummins-Meritor celebrates 40-year anniversary with expansion and added jobs

Oct 04, 2022 01:35PM ● By WNC Business

Cummins-Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, recently announced plans to further invest in its Henderson County location in Fletcher.

Since opening its doors in 1982, Meritor established itself as an integral part of the local economy by providing high-quality, high-paying careers to Henderson County citizens. The company will continue this 40-year legacy with the addition of 40 new jobs included in its more than $40 million machinery and equipment investment. The average wage of the new positions is expected to exceed the county average wage. The company’s investments will take place from 2022 to 2026.

“There is no doubt that today’s market is a challenge. We are pleased that despite challenges, Cummins-Meritor’s leadership wants to continue investing in Henderson County,” said Richard Robinson, Director of Operations for Meritor in Fletcher.

The facility in Henderson County has close to 500 employees. The investment will be focused on new technologies that will enhance production capabilities and accelerate the Smart Factory model that many companies are adopting in order to remain competitive in today’s market.

Based in Troy, Mich., Cummins-Meritor serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty, and aftermarket customers around the world. The project was supported by an economic development assistance grant in Henderson County, the OneNC fund, and customized training from the North Carolina Community College System via Blue Ridge Community College.

Source:  Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development