As an “appropriate way” to celebrate Manufacturing Day (Oct. 4), N.C. Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland, along with Granville County Economic Development and the Town of Butner, announced that Ontic – a leading provider of high-quality aviation equipment and services, will be expanding their U.S. operations at 1176 Telecom Drive in the Butner/Creedmoor area. On hand for the announcement were representatives from state, county and municipal government, as well as the administrative staff of Ontic, Ontic/Firstmark employees and many interested community leaders and stakeholders.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has sent out an official press release to the public and press, in which he makes the following comment: “Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing’s decision is a confirmation to our great quality of life, excellent business climate and strong manufacturing workforce,” he said in the release.
Earlier this week, Governor Cooper proclaimed this week “North Carolina Manufacturing week” with manufacturing celebrations held statewide.
Ontic, a BBA Aviation Company, serves a global customer base that includes airlines, aircraft operators, military forces, repair and overhaul providers, distributors and airframe manufacturers, working with more than 25 partners all over the world. In November of 2018, the company acquired the Firstmark Corp., an aerospace-focused aftermarket service provider. Firstmark, now an Ontic Company, has a long history in the aerospace and defense marketplace, producing flight-control components for military, commercial, and civil aircraft.
With operations located in the United Kingdom and in Singapore, Ontic also has manufacturing facilities in Plainview, NY, Chatsworth, CA and the Butner/Creedmoor area. The announced expansion will add 126 new jobs as production grows in Granville County.
To read the statewide press release, click here: