Marlboro Development Team, Inc. Partners with Composite Tooling Manufacturer on New Production Facility in Statesville, NC
Spartanburg, SC – Marlboro Development Team, Inc. (MDT) is pleased to announce the commencement of a long-term lease for a 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility with Symmetrix Composite Tooling (Symmetrix). The facility, located at 860 Connor Street in Statesville, NC, was acquired and rehabilitated by MDT prior to occupancy by Symmetrix.
Symmetrix, headquartered in Bristol, RI, will utilize the location for the machining and fabrication of composite molds, patterns, and plugs for various clients throughout the industries of alternative energy, marine, aerospace, transportation, and art & architecture. The facility was identified by Symmetrix and their brokerage representatives at Colliers International due to its significant manufacturing infrastructure, modern facility attributes, and strategic location near I-77 & I-40.
“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our search for manufacturing space in the Charlotte region,” said John Barnitt, President of Symmetrix Composite Ttooling. “Don Moss and Grant Miller at Colliers were excellent at focusing on our needs when identifying potential properties and then introducing us to the team at Marlboro Development where Kyle Edney put together a very favorable package to get us into the building.” “Marlboro’s Construction Manager, Bill Keener, put the place in top condition and we are off and running!”
“MDT is excited to partner with Symmetrix in their continued growth to service their customers,” says Kyle Edney, Executive Vice President of Marlboro Development Team. “It has been a pleasure to get to know and work with the leadership team at Symmetrix, and they had true professionals in Colliers representing them on their real estate search.”
About Marlboro Development Team, Inc.
Marlboro Development Team is a South Carolina based real estate developer focused on single tenant build-to-suits, value-add acquisitions, and strategic investments throughout the United States. The senior management of MDT has a proven track record of 100+ years of development experience with successful delivery of over 10 million square feet across a broad spectrum of development projects including industrial, retail, and commercial.
About Symmetrix Composite Tooling
Symmetrix Composite Tooling, Inc. is a multi-axis digital fabricator specializing in composites and serving progressive industries such as alternative energy, transportation, marine, art, and architecture. Symmetrix operates tooling plants in Bristol, Rhode Island, Carson City Nevada and now in Statesville, North Carolina.
Symmetrix Composite Tooling in Bristol, RI and Carson City, NV is looking to hire a new workers in the follow positions:
Successful applicants should have basic work skills in a manufacturing environment. Composite experience is a plus but not required. Symmetrix Composites is prepared to train qualified applicants.
Symmetrix shop floor workers are expected to help with all other positions on the shop floor. The successful candidates will have the willingness to learn and perform other tasks on theshop floor, such as pattern and mold construction.
After a 90-day trial period, the candidate will receive paid holidays, PTO, access to health, dental, andvision insurance and overtime when available.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $14.00 to $18.00 /hour
- composite: 1 year (Preferred)
- One location
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Paid time off
Typical start time:
Typical end time:
- Bi weekly or Twice monthly
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
- Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
- People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
This Job Is:
- A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
- Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
- A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks – learn more at https://start.indeed.com/fair-chance)
- Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
Outside of an advanced Quality Assurance team, metrology – the scientific study of measurement – is not a well-known concept. However, the confirmation that a project is both on track and accurate is essential to the manufacturing process.
Symmetrix Composite Tooling has added high accuracy metrology expertise to its expanding toolbox. For Symmetrix, metrology means verifying that our craftsmen using our large format machining center produce shapes to the accuracy our clients demand. Fractions of millimeter tolerances over tens of meters are the norm and require exacting levels of precision in both manufacture and measurement. With our FARO® laser tracker and Verisurf software, we measure and compare tooling surfaces to the 3D CAD model geometry with sub-millimeter accuracy without limitation due to size for near real-time confirmation that a project is on track.
By coupling today’s laser technology with a modern scientific approach, metrology expertise is a powerful tool with a variety of applications. SYMX can apply this technology and use our laser tracking to ‘Clock in’ and accurately assemble large composite tooling or complex pattern geometries. Even more, Symmetrix can now offer ‘On-Site’ mold verification as a value-added service. Clients can now confidently know their production process is free of errors letting them focus on design and innovation instead of manufacturing complications.
“Andy brings extensive knowledge and experience to Symmetrix, from closed molding-resin infusion to light-RTM tooling, production as well as prototype tooling. His years of composite tool-making across a variety of industries such as wind, transportation, medical, and marine give him a detailed understanding and confidence that only comes from years of ‘hands-on’ involvement. We are thrilled to have him on the team,” says John Barnitt, President of Symmetrix Composite Tooling. “Andy will have a key management role here at Symmetrix.”
In his new role, Andy brings two decades of experience in large scale composite mold making, Light RTM and heated epoxy tooling work to help expand Symmetrix’s composite tool making capabilities. As the former Tooling Manager of TPI Composites Inc., he is listed as inventor for multiple patents in heated tooling technology.
“Having worked as the guy on the shop floor with a table of offsets, to the guy in the office with a customer, I have the comprehensive understanding of composite products and whole manufacturing process,” says Andy. “Symmetrix’s proven track record of delivering complex composite solutions and verifying large scale geometries to submillimeter accuracy is pretty easy for me to get enthusiastic about.”
Andy grew up in California and studied Manufacturing Engineering and Plastics at Western Washington University before moving to the “right” coast. He is an automotive enthusiast and a Formula 1 racing fanatic. He lives with his family in Rhode Island.
Incredibly fast sailing yachts are being built with composites, and they’re setting new records in ocean-going speed. Daedalus Yachts is taking this concept of fast cruising a step further by adding green technology to power the systems on its Daedalus 80. This new technology eliminates the need to stop for fuel, extending the cruising range of the Daedalus 80 indefinitely.
Symmetrix was called in to shape and fabricate a modular tooling solution for ‘Phase One’ of the construction process; building canoe bodies and the structural wet deck surfaces. The 23 female molds not only fit together seamlessly but stand up to the post-curing process required for pre-preg carbon construction. The hulls are female-molded, vacuum-cured carbon and epoxy foam sandwich construction. The infused carbon-fiber molds match the thermal expansion properties of these materials, ensuring accurate final shapes for the hulls.
The Daedalus 80 is currently under construction in North Carolina. Read more on their website.