Another Fortune 500 Company, SPX Committed to Expand, Creating 180 New Jobs in Charlotte NC

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Another Fortune 500 Company, SPX Committed to Expand, Creating 180 New Jobs in Charlotte NC

SPX - Bridging the Gap Between Industry & TechnologyCharlotte NC Job Update:  NC Governor, Beverly Perdue, announced today that SPX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, plans to invest $70 million to expand its operations and global headquarters in Charlotte, resulting in the creation of 180 new jobs in NC over the next five years.  SPX is a leading provider of engineered products and technologies to customers in global energy infrastructure, processing equipment which serves the food and beverage industry, and diagnostic tools for vehicle servicing and repair.  SPX Corporation has operations in more than 35 countries.

“SPX is proud to call North Carolina home, and we remain committed to growing our global manufacturing business so we can continue to make valued contributions to the economy of this great state and a lasting, positive impact on the communities in which so many of our employees work and live,” said SPX Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Kearney. “We are extremely grateful to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Governor Perdue and her staff, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, and the Mecklenburg County Commission for their invaluable assistance and support of SPX’s future expansion plans."

SPX will be moving into a new global headquarters building in Ballantyne Corporate Park in South Charlotte.  This new headquarters will house the current 252 employees as well as an additional 180 new positions. SPX plans to move into a newly constructed office building in Ballantyne Corporate Park by the end of 2012.   The overall average wage for these new positions is expected to be $82,917 a year, not including benefits.

“Today we celebrate as SPX sinks its roots deeper into our community by deciding to expand the company’s global headquarters in Charlotte,” said Mayor Anthony Foxx.  “This decision makes sense.  Charlotte has a highly skilled workforce, an affordable cost of living and our airport is the gateway to the world.  We look forward to SPX’s continued growth and engagement in the Charlotte community.”

Thanks to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for proactively bringing more industry to the Charlotte Metro area and we welcome SPX's new employees to the Charlotte region - You're going to love it here!  If you're searching for more information on the Ballantyne area, visit our website at

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Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
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Debe - That is great news for North Carolina! And for your housing market too! The more jobs, the more families need homes!

Nov 15, 2010 05:20 AM #1
Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

That is great news... I firmly believe that cutting unemployment down, creating PERMANANT jobs for people is the only way the housing market can truly recover! If people are in fear of losing their jobs in this economy and not confident that they can find a replacement job that offers around the same salary as what they where being paid before they are not going to be buying a house anytime soon.

Nov 15, 2010 05:21 AM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

GRE:  Yes it is!  More jobs = more home sales!

Stacey:  These are permanent, full-time jobs and we're thrilled to have SPX expand in our community!

Nov 15, 2010 05:42 AM #3
Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

GREAT to hear this kind of news!!

Nov 15, 2010 06:01 AM #4
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

More great news for Charlotte, Debe. Just think of all those potential home buyers looking for the areas  expert Realtor!

Nov 15, 2010 06:18 AM #5
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

What a great thing to happen in your area. More jobs will always mean more home sales. It looks like you are going to stay very busy.

Nov 15, 2010 06:44 AM #6
Justin Dibbs
Pearson Smith Realty - Ashburn, VA
REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale

Hopefully you'll be helping a couple of them find new homes ;-)

Nov 15, 2010 07:53 AM #7
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
Sounds like it's time to get those relocation packages out to the HR department of SPX!
Nov 15, 2010 08:17 AM #8
Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Thats great news for Charlotte. 180 new jobs anywhere is nothing to sneeze at!

Nov 15, 2010 11:49 AM #9
Kelly (Byrnes) Waugh
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp - Cornelius, NC

Charlotte has really become a great area for expanding businesses! Thanks for sharing! Lets start helping all those newcomers fast  :-)

Nov 15, 2010 12:14 PM #10
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Always nice to see new jobs and economic growth in communities.

Nov 16, 2010 12:04 PM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Thanks for your comments, everyone!  We are very fortunate to have a proactive, forward-thinking Chamber of Commerce and City Council.  They actively seek new business and offer incentives to procure new business for the Charlotte Metro area.  We continue to be a strong competitor in selling our city to Fortune 500 companies!

Nov 16, 2010 01:05 PM #12
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