|A ground breaking ceremony was held this morning at BRP in Spruce Pine. The Economic Development Commission and The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners were on hand to congratulate BRP of Spruce Pine on the development and approval of a new 5300 square foot engineering department at the Spruce Pine facility. The half million dollar investment is continuing to establish BRP of Spruce Pine as a leader in its field. This new facility will result in an expanded role for all engineering, design, tooling and manufacturing of products in the Spruce Pine facility. Plant Manager Henry Street said that the role of the management team, staff and all employees allowed this strategic decision to move forward. BRP employs 170 individuals in the current location and is a critical component for the economy of Mitchell County and the surrounding area. This will position BRP of Spruce Pine to broaden its list of customers and expand the overall role in development as a leader in the marketplace.
(Listen to the announcement here)
Speaker # 1 - Henry Street - Plant Manager
Speaker # 2 - Frank Bailey - Director of Operations
Speaker # 3 - Bill Slagle Jr. - Interim EDC Director
Speaker # 4 - Joe Street - MC Commissioner
Speaker # 5 - Henry Street - Plant Manager (Wrap Up)