TAT Piedmont Aviation, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul company, will expand its operations near the Piedmont Triad International Airport and create 85 jobs, according to an announcement from the state Monday. The company will invest $12.8 million to increase the service capacity at its Guilford County facilities.
TAT Piedmont Aviation, a subsidiary of Israel-based TAT Technologies, has been in operation for six decades. The company’s customers include Boeing, Airbus, Gulfstream, Delta Airlines, and FedEx, among others. The company specializes in maintenance, repair and overhaul services for auxiliary power units, landing gears, and machining and plating. TAT Piedmont’s project in Greensboro will add test equipment, production tooling, and new machinery to supplement its current operations.
“With our extensive history in North Carolina and especially Greensboro we are excited to be able to announce our next growth initiative here in 2023,” Marty Cervellione, general manager of TAT Piedmont Aviation, stated in a release from the state. “With our new APU MRO capabilities and state of the art test facility we are very optimistic for the future growth of our footprint in this area.”
While salaries will vary by job role, the company’s new positions overall will yield an average wage of $51,706, adding an estimated $4.3 million into the region’s economy every year from the increased payroll. The average wage for Guilford County residents is $57,190.
A performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate TAT Piedmont’s expansion.