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MacLean Curtis breaks ground in Mooresville

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Dec. 3. MacLean Curtis breaks ground today on a 97,000 square foot plant on 24 acres in Mooresville Business Park East. The new plant, part of privately held MacLean-Fogg, will be worth on the order of $30 million, and employ as many as 150 people full-time.

John O’Neill, general manager of the Curtis Screw plant in Cornelius, said the new site will allow more room for expansion. He says the business could double in size in the coming years. Curtis was a long-time manufacturer in Cornelius, located adjacent to the Norfolk-Southern rail line. The company, which was based in Buffalo, was purchased by MacLean-Fogg last year.

The new site is on Manufacturers Boulevard in Mooresville Business Park East. The current facility—51,000 square feet on 24 acres—will remain operational until construction of the Mooresville facility is completed. O’Neill said the property will be listed for sale.

The Town of Mooresville and Iredell County, as well as the South Iredell Community Development Corp., Economic Development Partnership of NC, NC Department of Transportation, Duke Energy, NC House and Senate legislative bodies all helped in the company’s move from Cornelius to Mooresville.

MacLean Curtis is a leading manufacturer of precision-machined automotive components for powertrain, safety-critical and other automotive applications.

In August, the Iredell County Board of Commissioners and Town of Mooresville Commissioners approved an Industrial Incentive Grant for MacLean Curtis in open session in the name of Project Forsyth.

“The growth of MacLean Curtis is an exciting story for MacLean-Fogg. The demand from our customers for the high value, precision-machined automotive transmission and safety components that MacLean Curtis manufactures has been tremendous. Due to this customer demand, we had outgrown our existing manufacturing footprint. We’re looking forward to our Cornelius team continuing to grow and thrive in our new Mooresville operation” said Duncan MacLean, president of MacLean-Fogg.

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