DAE Systems is relocating its headquarters to Catawba County and intends to create 46 new jobs and invest $6.8 million during the next three years, Gov. Pat McCrory’s office announced Monday.
The California-based company, which is moving to Claremont, will receive a grant of up to $110,000 from the One North Carolina Fund that is dependent on the company meeting job-creation goals.
DAE Systems, which develops, designs and manufactures specialty components and systems for the aerospace and defense industries, says the average annual salary for the positions coming to Catawba County will be at least $66,931. That’s above the county average of $38,238 per year.
“DAE Systems worked actively over the past two years critically analyzing five states for potential relocation and dozens of counties within those states,” said Jeremy Morrison, DAE Systems’ President. “After considerable comprehensive analysis, it is clear that Catawba County is the best possible location for our company.
The company will be moving into a 51,200-square-foot building in the Claremont International Business Park.