Incentives worth almost $1 million bring Charlotte firm to Huntersville

burkertNov. 10 Incentives worth $126,727 from the Town of Huntersville, $338,923 from Mecklenburg County and up to $500,000 for a sewer line extension will help bring a German company from Charlotte to Huntersville.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems plans to build a 120,000 square foot advanced manufacturing facility on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road in Huntersville. The German company says it will invest approximately $23 million over the next five years, and create 61 new jobs.

While it’s not exactly a big eco-devo win for Mecklenburg County, Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain said: “Burkert’s relocation to Huntersville is a significant win for this community. They are a perfect example of how the town has worked to strengthen and diversify our economic base.”

The company is moving from an existing facility on Whitehall Park Drive in southwest Charlotte to a corporate campus it will build on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road at Hambright Road.

Burkert currently has people in five local locations in Mecklenburg. Harm Stratman, president and director of global sales for Burkert, said he is excited to expand within Mecklenburg County, and get the company’s operations here under one roof.  “We have a strong, experienced staff ready to take the next step to move to a site with long-range growth opportunities in Huntersville that offers quality of life, area schools and location close to Charlotte and the airport

Plans call for a campus-setting with walking and bike trails, picnic areas, and sports facilities.

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, as well as the Huntersville Board of Commissioners are expected to approve the economic development incentives.

Burkert is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of measuring, controlling and regulating systems for fluids and gases. Burkert products are used in a wide range of industries and applications – including food and beverage processing, breweries and wineries, gas handling operations, water treatment facilities and pharmaceutical plants.

The family-owned company, founded in 1946, is headquartered in Ingelfingen in southern Germany. It currently employs 66 people in Mecklenburg County, plus another 14 in California.


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