Old TRW/IRC Plant In Avery Acquired By Florida Company Planning Distribution Center (2017-11-14 14:23:42)

The old TRW/IRC plant on Highway 181 in Avery County could soon be home to a new company.

The Avery Journal reports Structall, based out of Oldsmar Florida, purchased the long vacant building and the nearly 7.5 acres it sits on in October, and has plans to turn the old plant into a distribution center for its products.

According to the report, the company manufactures components of pre-fabricated structures using a system of snap-and-lock, energy-efficient panels.

Structall President Steve Meyerson says the company would initially hire 8 people including truck drivers, office personnel and warehouse personnel.

If things go well initially, Meyerson said the building could support a new manufacturing plant employing as many as 30 people.

The building has sat vacant for about 10 years and is in need of a great deal of work. The plan is to have it operational by April of next year.