Mertek Solutions

Today’s Welcome to Sanford Business of the Week is Mertek Solutions. Mertek Solutions is a family/group owned business which designs and builds automated assembly and test equipment for manufacturing companies. In other words, Mertek builds robots that help factories create and test their products more efficiently.

In 1990, President of Mertek Solutions Jerry Pedley created the company Electro-Mechanical Specialties which was acquired by Meikle Automation in 2002. When Meikle closed all US production in 2009 in response to the 2008 financial crisis, Pedley maintained 20 of his workers and founded Mertek. Mertek Solutions has been growing ever since, with revenue and the size of their team growing year over year.

Mertek was named the N.C. Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center’s Outstanding Business and Industry award winner in 2016 and in 2017, they were named small business of the year by the magazine Business North Carolina.

Mertek Solutions is named after the Jerry Pedley’s father Merle Pedley who inspired the values of fairness, honesty and determination in everyone who knew him. In honoring his legacy, Mertek aims to be independent, team focused and community conscious. Earlier this year, Mertek used their equipment and design experience to help provide crucial face shields needed to protect essential employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mertek Solutions and their employees are a valuable part of the diverse Sanford business community. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for updates and take a look at their website for more information on their services and solutions.

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