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Fountain Electric Services Continues to Make a Powerful Impact in Rutherford County

Spindale, NC – On June 18, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders announced that Rutherford County was awarded a Building Reuse Grant for business expansion and job creation at Fountain Electric Services, LLC. This $160,000 grant will support the expansion of a building in Spindale that is occupied by Fountain Electric, an electrical construction and service contractor. The company, which provides residential, commercial, and industrial electrical services, plans to add 30,000 square feet to the existing facility. The project is set to create 32 new full-time jobs, with an investment of $1,085,500 by the company.
“Companies of all sizes are finding success in North Carolina’s resilient rural communities,” Governor Cooper said. “Rural Infrastructure grants are helping our communities make improvements to water, sewer and buildings, so they can continue to grow and create good jobs.”
“I remain committed and optimistic about rural North Carolina’s future, and with these grants, we will continue to support critical broad-based economic recovery that lifts up our rural communities,” N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders said. “Our Rural Economic Development Division and the Rural Infrastructure Authority are proud to collaborate with leaders of counties, cities and towns to facilitate opportunities for growth, because rural North Carolina matters to the entire state!”
Fountain Electric Services has been in business in Rutherford County since 1946. This Building Reuse Grant will support the expansion of its equipment fabrication and manufacturing division, which has diversified the scope of the business and added a variety of new positions. In conjunction with the grant, Fountain Electric Services was also awarded funds for Customized Training that will be administered through the North Carolina Community College System.
"On behalf of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners, I would to thank Fountain Electric Services for its continued investment in our community with this commitment to provide new jobs through its expansion here in Rutherford County," Chairman Bryan King of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners said.
Mickey Bland, Mayor of Spindale said, “Spindale is proud to partner with RCED and the County to support the growth of Fountain Electric Services and jobs for our County.”
The Economic Development office was pleased to work with the NC Community College System, The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, The NC Department of Commerce, the Spindale and Rutherford County Board of Commissioners and others who assisted with this expansion project.