Sensus USA, Inc., a provider of advanced metering technologies to utilities and municipalities, will expand its current operations in Durham County, creating 301 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $4 million in North Carolina by the end of 2019.
Sensus is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company committed to developing technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. With its October 2016 acquisition of Raleigh-based Sensus, Xylem expanded its portfolio to include smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities. Xylem’s Sensus business currently employs 684 people in North Carolina.
“Sensus is already doing business here in North Carolina, and the company knows the highly skilled talent, supportive business climate and world-class education system found across our state,” said Governor Cooper. “Sensus chose North Carolina for this expansion because our state has what it takes to help them succeed.”
Sensus has various operations in the Raleigh-Durham area, including a headquarters office, research and development operations and a manufacturing facility. Sensus is consolidating its footprint in the area and acquiring space to accommodate growing operations and new jobs.
“Xylem provides innovative products and compelling solutions to water and energy customers across the globe,” said Colin Sabol, Xylem Senior Vice President and President, Measurement & Control Solutions. “We look forward to recruiting and hiring dedicated hardware and software engineers, supply chain managers and technical support engineers in North Carolina with assistance from the Governor, Department of Commerce and its partners.”
“Sensus already employs more than 600 professionals in North Carolina, and this expansion will solidify Sensus’ partnership with our state,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Expansions like this are testaments to our state’s talent, education and training opportunities and strong business climate.”
“I am proud to welcome Sensus’ expansion in Durham,” said N.C. Representative Marcia Morey. “Sensus is a strong partner here in Durham and recruits and employs talented professionals in our community. This next step will generate additional jobs and strengthen our partnership.”
“Durham’s proximity to leading universities and access to top talent make it a prime location for technology companies like Sensus,” said N.C. Senator Mike Woodard. “We look forward to supporting Sensus’ continued growth and success in our community.”
Read the full press release here.