DAVIDSON COUNTY — TIMCO Aviation Services likely will be operating out of the former Tyco Electronics plant in Wallburg within the next two to three weeks, according to Davidson County’s economic development recruiter.
Steve Googe, executive director of the Davidson County Economic Development Commission, said the county issued TIMCO a certificate of occupancy Tuesday for the Wallburg facility. The permit was issued after attorneys representing TIMCO, the EDC and the county worked out legal issues, said Larry Potts of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners. “It basically boiled down to the free use of the land,” he said. “We didn’t feel like we agreed to it, but we have since come to an agreement with TIMCO that we are all happy (with).”
Potts said the attorneys debated on what would happen if TIMCO decided to sell a portion of land on the property. He said TIMCO had no plans for the land and neither does the county. Potts said most of the issues came down to “wordage.”
When the company announced in September that it would create 500 jobs in seven years, TIMCO said it would be in operation out of the Wallburg plant in the first quarter of 2011.
Googe said two of the company’s new assembly lines, made up of between 45 and 50 workers, have been operating out of the company’s Greensboro plant. Those assembly lines were created and staffed with new employees for the Wallburg plant.