Atlantic Emergency Solutions announces expansion in Falkland

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A Pitt County ambulance and apparatus dealership and service provider announced an expansion creating 10 jobs with an average wage of $70,928 and investing $1,450,000 in the project. Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Inc. is a provider of metal fabrication, paint, graphics, maintenance and warranty work on fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.

A $100,000 building reuse grant in the existing business building category from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) will support the company’s expansion.

“The state’s Rural Infrastructure Authority sees North Carolina through a lens of opportunity,” Governor Roy Cooper said. “All of our great state deserves the opportunity to thrive. These grants offer rural areas the resources and support they need to capitalize on their full potential.”

In April 2023, the company purchased a facility in Falkland, however an increased demand for services called for additional growth through this expansion project which will add an additional 12,000 square-feet.

The current facility will provide body, paint, and collision work and the new facility will provide maintenance and service work for emergency vehicles. Atlantic Emergency Solutions’ Pitt County location services vehicles from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

“Supporting and promoting the success of local industry is extremely important to our organization. We are proud that Atlantic Emergency Solutions is strengthening its presence in Falkland and bringing more high paying jobs to the community. These are the types of opportunities that help small towns grow and prosper,” said Josh Lewis, president and CEO of the Greenville ENC Alliance. “Congratulations to Atlantic Emergency Solutions and our partners in Falkland.”

The RIA is supported by the rural economic development team at the North Carolina Department of Commerce. RIA members review and approve funding requests from local communities. Funding comes from a variety of specialized grant and loan programs offered and managed by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development Division, led by Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Kenny Flowers. Grants support a variety of activities, including infrastructure development, building renovation, expansion and demolition, and site improvements.

“These grants are vital to the overall prosperity of North Carolina and its people,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “We are particularly excited to recognize the first recipients of our new Rural Downtown Economic Development Grant program, which serves as yet another tool to support businesses and build stronger communities.”

Based in Manassas, Virginia, Atlantic Emergency Solutions has four other locations in North Carolina and 22 across the country with more than 450 employees nationwide.

Media Relations Contact:

Maria Satira
Director of Marketing and Communications
Greenville Eastern North Carolina Alliance