TekTone® received a Building Reuse grant approved by the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority.
From Governor McCrory's office, TekTone® was awarded "A $187,500 grant to support reuse of a vacant building in Franklin that will house TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg. ... Governor McCrory announced the company’s 70-job expansion in June. The building was constructed in 1996 and has been vacant for six months. The renovation will include HVAC, electrical and flooring. The grant is part of a total capital investment of $554,222."
Thanks to those who worked on and supported the grant application process, including Tommy Jenkins with the Macon County Economic Development Commission, Josh Carpenter from EDPNC, the Southwestern Commission (Region A – Sarah Thompson and Russ Harris) and the Macon County Board of Commissioners for providing the grant match.
The official announcement can be found here: http://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-announces-more-51-million-infrastructure-funding