Windecker Aircraft selects Mooresville for new jobs

Windecker Eagle I
Windecker Eagle I Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Windecker Aircraft Inc. plans to invest $6 million and create 58 full-time jobs at its Mooresville facility on Knob Hill Road in Lakeside Business Park, local economic development officials announced Wednesday.

Windecker occupies 20,000 square feet of research and development space and employs 14 workers.

Mooresville competed with Austin, Texas, and Bend, Ore., to house the company’s expansion.

Windecker Industries was the first manufacturer of an FAA-certified all-composite airplane, the Windecker Eagle I.

The aircraft traces its origins 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.

“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,” CEO Don Atchison said in a statement.

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