AvL Technologies, which makes mobile satellite equipment, recently celebrated the completion of a new manufacturing facility adjacent to its Woodfin headquarters.
The 60,000-square-foot building, which is designed to look like a technology park and has space for other tenants, is located at Reynolds Village. The company, which started in 1994, now employs more than 180 people. In its most recent newsletter, Venture Asheville calls AvL Technologies “Asheville’s greatest technology success story to-date.”
Here’s more, from satellite-evolution.com:
With the opening of the new building, AvL Technologies has created a campus called AvL Technology Park. The new facility already has one office and manufacturing space tenant, and several local technology companies are considering the remaining office and manufacturing spaces. Additionally, AvL will move some of its manufacturing processes from the current building to the new building to take advantage of the larger space required for new product development.
AvL’s new flex-space facility was built with assistance from the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, the Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority, and the EDC. AvL’s expansion continues momentum from the company’s $6 million expansion in 2010. The project plans for AvL Technology Park fuel the creation of more than 150 new technology jobs for the region as the company grows its composites production capabilities and expands into new markets.
Originally founded in Buncombe County in 1994, AvL Technologies was an early participant the in Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) Business Incubation program. Today the company has grown into an international brand currently employing more than 180 people. It specializes in the design, development, and production of mobile satellite antennas and positioner systems for commercial, government and military customers worldwide. AvL Technologies offers the world’s broadest range of mobile satellite antennas for vehicle-mount and flyaway applications.