MSC Industrial Supply Co. has opened a new co-headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina, in the Charlotte area. The distributor of metalworking, and maintenance, repair and operations solutions, services and supplies is based out of Melville, New York, but says it decided to co-locate its headquarters in Davidson to help support future business expansion. MSC celebrated the occasion earlier this month with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by elected officials, business partners, associates and community representatives.
“The investments we are making in MSC are going to ensure a strong growth path well into the future,” President and CEO Erik Gershwind said. “We looked long and hard to find a place that would serve us well along that path, and Davidson fit all of our criteria. The entire Charlotte-Mecklenberg region offers an experienced talent pool, a strong commitment to the vitality of the business community and a wonderful place for our associates to have some fun and raise their families.”
The new six-story facility spans 180,000 square feet and has the capacity for 750 associates, with room to expand on the property in the future. The Davidson office will include associates who specialize in all areas of MSC’s business, including corporate positions which range from management, IT, finance, human resources, product management, digital marketing and communications. The company currently has about 150 associates in the Davidson offices with plans to hire an additional 50 associates before the end of 2014. In addition, MSC employs around 230 people across other regions in North Carolina.