Mooresville, NC – The Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation (MSIEDC) announced today that Windecker Aircraft, Inc. plans to invest $6 million dollars and create 58 new full time jobs at their Mooresville facility.
Windecker Aircraft’s operations are located at 137 Knob Hill Road in Lakeside Business Park. This company currently occupies 20,000 square feet of Research and Development space and employs 14. Mooresville was competing with Austin TX, and Bend, OR for potential project locations.
Windecker Industries was the first manufacturer of an FAA certified all-composite airplane, the Windecker Eagle I. This aircraft can trace its origins back to 1962 when it was originally designed by Leo Windecker in Lake Jackson, Texas. Windecker Aircraft, Inc. is carrying on from where Windecker Industries left off.
The Iredell Board of Commissioners and Town of Mooresville Commissioners approved an industrial incentive grant for “Project Decker” in open sessions in April 2015.
Robert Carney, Jr., Executive Director of the MSIEDC said, “We believe this is just the beginning for Windecker and Mooresville. Their intentions are long term growth and success and we plan to assist them every step of the way”.
Don Atchison, CEO of Windecker Aircraft, Inc. said, “We are approaching one year of operations in Mooresville and continue to be impressed with the community, the high quality work force and the intangibles that Race City, USA is bringing to our effort”.
Miles Atkins, Mayor for the Town of Mooresville, said “This community is truly excited to make Windecker Aircraft a part of the Mooresville community. There is an abundance of advanced manufacturing companies here ready to support and ensure their success”.
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