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Schmalz Breaks Ground for Expansion of Raleigh Headquarters

Schmalz Inc. recently hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the expansion of its headquarters facility at 5850 Oak Forest Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Schmalz has been growing rapidly since it was founded in Raleigh 22 years ago. The existing building of the U.S. headquarters was only completed in July 2016, and due to continued, rapid growth over the past three years, the first significant expansion is ahead of schedule. The new construction will triple the size of the existing facility and is scheduled for completion and move-in by early December. 

The investments to date in the Raleigh location total well over $14 million. More significant investments are planned in the coming years. The investments in just the last few years have led to a tripling of the staff and will lead to 62 new jobs over the coming years, with average wages above the Wake County norms.

The additional building will provide more room for assembly and testing of the growing robotic automation and material-handling systems product offerings. 

Schmalz provides robotic vacuum automation products, robotic end-of-arm vacuum gripper tools, material-handling vacuum lifters, and manipulators as well as CNC vacuum clamping tools. 

For more information, visit www.schmalz.com.

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