Winston-Salem Aircraft Company to Add 25 Jobs in Expansion

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A Winston-Salem aircraft maintenance company has announced it will expand and plans to almost double its workforce.

Piedmont Propulsion Systems plans to create 25 jobs over the next three years and move into more space at Smith-Reynolds airport, Gov. Bev Perdue said in a news release.

The company currently employs 31 full-time and 4 part-time employees. The average annual salaries will be $34,304.

The company repairs and overhauls composite and metal blades, actuators, hubs, governors and control units for major propeller manufacturers.

The project was made possible in part by a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The company plans to invest more than $1.6 million in return.

Piedmont Propulsion was founded in 1948 under Piedmont Airlines, the predecessor to the current US Airways.