Macerata Wheels LLC said Monday that it plans to locate its manufacturing and distribution operations to Danville because of the work-force training provided by Danville Community College.
According to the Office of Economic Development in Danville, Macerata—which produces custom wheels for automobiles and motorcycles—will start manufacturing in the fall with support from the state’s Tobacco Commission and the city of Danville. The company already has a retail presence in the research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. It expects to begin the hiring process in the next month and to grow to more than 100 employees.
“The market for custom wheels has experienced steady growth over the last few decades, and that trend has held true even in periods of economic recession,” Mike Farless, company president, said in a statement.
The announcement took place on the campus of the community college, which is known for its machining and tool program. Macerata expects that many of its machinists will be trained in the DCC program.
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