PolarOnyx, a California-based advanced laser 3D manufacturing company, recently relocated to Chatham County from Silicon Valley. PolarOnyx will take over the 142,000 square-foot former Performance Bicycle building off U.S. Highway 15-501 to accommodate production and workspace for employees.
“This move will create many new jobs in North Carolina and enable PolarOnyx to expand the emerging 3D printing business,” said Shuang Bai, Director of PolarOnyx.
Founded in 2002, PolarOnyx designs, develops, and manufactures products for the medical industry, defense and aerospace markets.
“We’re delighted to welcome PolarOnyx to Chatham County, and grateful for the work of the EDC and related agencies in attracting more high-quality jobs to our area.” said Mike Dasher, Chairman of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. This announcement continues to build on a wide variety of advanced manufacturing projects recently announced in Central North Carolina.
“We are very excited for the arrival of PolarOnyx,” said Greg Lewis, Chairman of the Chatham EDC Board of Directors. “Their purchase of an existing building is immediate proof of their investment in our community. Their presence in Chatham County will create new jobs and opportunities for our residents and confirms that Chatham County is a great location for business.” The EDC worked with a number of key allies to bring this new company to the area.
“The announcement of new jobs and investment in Chatham County by PolarOnyx is great news for our citizens,” said Michael Smith, president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC). “These advanced laser 3D manufacturing jobs from a Silicon Valley company moving to the Triangle is another example of our strong workforce and quality of life attractions. The EDC office did an excellent job of handling this project during a leadership transition. We appreciate the support of the Economic Development Partnership of NC, Chatham County, and Central Carolina Community College on this project.”
PolarOnyx is actively hiring for positions at their new Chapel Hill location including production technicians, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, mechatronics engineers, laser processing engineers, and software engineers. For more employment information,
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About Chatham County
Chatham County takes center stage in North Carolina, strategically located between the Research Triangle and Piedmont Triad. The third-fastest growing county in the state is home to the towns of Pittsboro, Siler City and Goldston as well as several unique rural communities. Residents and visitors alike enjoy 30+ miles of trails and abundant greenspace, while an additional 85 miles of greenways are in the works. Chatham also features Jordan Lake, the second-most visited state park in North Carolina. Chatham Park, one of the largest mixed-use developments in the nation is currently underway in Pittsboro.
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