High Speed Gear brings jobs to Windsor

Published 6:10 pm Friday, February 12, 2021

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WINDSOR – A company that manufactures tactical gear for the military, law enforcement, and others will soon open a facility in Windsor.

High Speed Gear plans to hire 30 employees to staff their Windsor facility, located at 118 County Farm Road – the former Wrangler building where the company has leased nearly 15,000 square feet of space.

The company is headquartered in Swansboro. The manufacturing facility there opened in 1999 and is currently Swanboro’s largest full-time employer with a staff of 108.

“We have grown significantly over the years and we added an additional 12,000 square feet onto our Swansboro location last year and we’ve already outgrown that,” stated Allison Mitchum, Director of Sales and Marketing for High Speed Gear.

“We needed another facility to expand even more and Bertie County was the perfect choice. We are looking to opening our doors at the new facility in the next two weeks,” Mitchum added.

The company is seeking assemblers, mechanics, sewing machine operators, and supervisors to join their Windsor team. Those interested are invited to a drive-up application event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 118 County Farm Road, Windsor.

According to its website (www.highspeedgear.com), the company began as a custom shop, manufacturing tactical gear for Marines at Camp Lejeune. Since then, the company has grown with distinct and innovative products like the TACO® and the Sure-Grip® Padded Belt. Their products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, and versatility.

“Satisfaction is guaranteed for all of our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly armed citizens. Our products are user driven and are designed based on the operational experiences of a wide variety of end users,” according to the company’s website.


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