Metem will start construction on 20,000 sq. ft. new facility

An expansion of Metem Corp.’s manufacturing is expected to break ground this summer and add jobs to the facility, where 170 workers build parts used in gas turbines and the aerospace industry.

Metem now has about 66,000 square feet of production space in two adjacent Parsippany locations; the expansion adds 20,000 square feet to the main facility at 700 Parsippany Road. The company also has plants in Pennsylvania and Hungary, for a total of 280 workers.

Metem has its headquarters in Parsippany and has been manufacturing in New Jersey since it was founded in 1962. The company belongs to the advanced manufacturing sector, which experts contend manages to be competitive even in high-cost places like New Jersey by relying on technology and educated workers.

Metem provides continuing technical training to its workers, and participates in state work force training grants through the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. The company also said it is looking into various job-growth programs available through the New Jersey Business Action Center.

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