North Carolina Construction News staff writer
TAT Piedmont Aviation, an aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company, will expand operations near the Piedmont Triad International Airport, increasing capacity of its Guilford County site.
TAT Piedmont Aviation, a subsidiary of TAT Technologies, has been in operation for six decades and specializes in MRO services for Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), landing gears, and Machining and Plating (MPG). TAT Piedmont’s project in Greensboro will add test equipment, production tooling, and new machinery to supplement its current operations.
“With our extensive history in North Carolina and especially Greensboro we are excited to be able to announce our next growth initiative here in 2023,” said Marty Cervellione, general manager of TAT Piedmont Aviation. “With our new APU MRO capabilities and state of the art test facility we are very optimistic for the future growth of our footprint in this area.”
A performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund was awarded to the $12.8 million project. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All OneNC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“Industry expansions like we’ve seen recently don’t happen by accident,” said N.C. Senator Michael Garrett. “Many people and organizations have been working hard behind the scenes for many years to prepare our infrastructure and our workforce systems to support growing aerospace companies like Piedmont Aviation.”