Schmalz Inc. celebrates Phase I headquarters expansion

May 20, 2021

Schmalz Inc. hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the expansion to its headquarters facility at 5850 Oak Forest Drive in Raleigh, N.C., together with representatives from the project implementation team:  Jim Sherrer, President of Design Development; Camilo Pena, Architect with Design Development; Melissa Davis, Project Manager with CT Wilson; Craig Herndon, Construction Manager with CT Wilson; Gary Vickerson, Vice President of Operations at Schmalz; Inc., John Feutz, Vice President of Strategic Operations at Schmalz, Inc.; Carrie McGlothlin, Vice President of Finance at Schmalz, Inc.; and Dr. Volker Schmitz, President & CEO of Schmalz, Inc.

Schmalz Inc. has been rapidly growing since it was founded in Raleigh 22 years ago. The existing building of the U.S. headquarters was completed in July 2016, and due to continued growth over the past three years, the first significant expansion is now being executed ahead of schedule. The new construction will triple the size of the existing facility and is scheduled for completion and move-in by early December.

The investments to date in the Raleigh location total well over $14 Million and counting as more significant investments are already planned in the coming years. The investments in just the last few years have led to a tripling of the staff and will lead up to 62 more new jobs over the coming years with average wages above the Wake County norms.

The additional building will provide more room for assembly and testing of the growing robotic automation and material handling systems product offerings. "This new setup will decisively improve the overall material flow at Schmalz Inc. from parts receipt, to manufacturing, testing, packaging and dispatch of the finished robot gripping tools and manipulator handling systems" said John Feutz, VP of Strategic Operations at Schmalz Inc.

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