GTP News

CrateTech, Inc. Opens Location at Global TransPark
Posted June 15, 2012

KINSTON, NC – The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) announced today that CrateTech, Inc., a full service crating and packaging company providing custom packaging and shipping solutions, is opening a new location at the park. CrateTech will be the first tenant in the Global TransPark’s shell building, initially leasing 25,000 square feet of space to support Spirit AeroSystems' shipments of aerospace components for the Airbus A350 XWB from its facility at the Global TransPark in Kinston, NC to St. Nazaire, France.

Founded in 1993, CrateTech has distinguished itself as a leading supplier of crating solutions for the aerospace industry. CrateTech was recently recognized with an Outstanding Supplier Performance award from Spirit AeroSystems. CrateTech currently employs 130 people, with manufacturing facilities in Seattle, Chicago, and Wichita.

"We are starting with an initial work force of four in Kinston. This number will quickly grow in the near future," said Dan McDonald, vice president of CrateTech. "We at CrateTech are excited about the opportunity in Kinston. We love the community, and look forward to becoming a part of it."

"We are pleased to welcome CrateTech as the first tenant in our new shell building. Having existing space available enables us to meet the needs of clients like CrateTech. The company is an important addition, bringing innovative aerospace packaging capabilities to our campus," said Jim Fain, Global TransPark president.

About the Global TransPark:

The N.C. Global TransPark is an aerospace and logistics business park developed in Lenoir County by the State. Located near several major military installations, the GTP is ideal for aerospace, logistics, defense, and emergency response activities. The GTP offers environmentally permitted commercial real estate and shipping capabilities to almost any size company. The GTP features a centerpiece 11,500-foot runway, shovel-ready land and available facilities, and a Foreign-Trade Zone onsite.

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