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WILSON, N.C. Following a fire in December 2005 that destroyed its Elm City, N.C. site, Fawn Electronics Company announced plans to build a new manufacturing site in the Nashville Business Center in Nash County, N.C. The 47,000-square-foot facility will house 90-100 employees and include SMT lines, automated thru-hole lines, chassis assembly capabilities, and automated wire processing equipment.
Since the fire, Fawn relocated to a temporary facility in Wilson, N.C., where the company resumed full board- and systems-level electronics manufacturing capabilities. "Our new facility will be located within 10 minutes of two major interstates, which logistically serves our customers well," said Art Rutledge, president Fawn Electronics Company. "Additionally, our regional economic development groups have worked hard to create a package of incentives. This combined with our state-of-art equipment hand highly skilled workforce lay a foundation for continued growth in both revenue and services offered," added Rutledge.
The company has also added four customers diverse markets, including telecommunications, high-end exercise equipment, and industrial controls. These customers are expected to represent $1.5 million, $1 million, and $1.5 million in annualized revenue and production, respectively, for Fawn Electronics.