Metem Corporation, an aerospace firm, is moving forward with plans to expand—which the company says will bring new jobs to Parsisppany.
Located on Parsippany Road, the company said it expects to break ground in summer 2013 and boost its workforce. Presently, 170 workers are employed there to build parts used in gas turbines and the aerospace industry.
The expansion, approved by the township Planning Board in late 2011, will add 20,000 square feet to its main facility on Parsippany Road, according to NJBiz.com.
CEO Steven Goldthwaite said the exact number of new jobs to come is not known at this time.
Metem has plants in Pennsylvania and Hungary, but considers Parsippany its home. The firm has operated in New Jersey since its founding in 1962.
The expansion is going forward for a number of reasons, including the growth in demand for gas turbines.
“The world is shifting to more gas because it is cleaner and greener. Our parts are in turbine engines that run worldwide,” Golthwaite told NJBiz.com. "We are seeing our customers bring turbine manufacturing back to the U.S. from other parts of the world, which is also (contributing) to our growth.”