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Cape Fear Automation, Inc. was founded in 2002 and provides leading-edge technological solutions to complex problems. We provide custom machines to manufacturers in and around North Carolina. Regardless of the project scope, Cape Fear Automation uses proven techniques to ensure success. CFA utilizes innovative problem- solving tools and recognized principles to meet each client's unique needs. We take pride in forming a team relationship with our clients, which allows us to design and build the equipment necessary to complete the task at hand.

In addition to custom machinery, Cape Fear Automation can provide:

  • Design of equipment and plant layout
  • Protyping of new products
  • Contract manufacturing in our 5,000 sq ft. machine shop
  • 24 hour emergency repair service

It begins with a consultation where we listen to your vision. It is that vision which focuses all actions from design to problem-solving to delivery of the finished product. We are there every step of the way, providing unmatched technical and professional services.

Peter Merritt

Founder, President and Sales Manager

Pete Merritt founded Cape Fear Design in 2002 as a response to the growing demand for custom machine design in the Wilmington area. Pete witnessed steady growth in his new business to the point that, in 2005, the company became incorporated as Cape Fear Automation, Inc. and expanded its facilities and operations. Pete is a native of Wilmington, NC and has spent over a decade working with the businesses in the Cape Fear region and surrounding areas. His commitment to superior customer service is what sets Cape Fear Automation apart from the competition.

Brian Smith

Vice-President and Project Manager

Brian Smith, born in Pennsylvania, moved to the Wilmington area in 1998. Brian joined Cape Fear Automation in 2005 as the head of manufacturing and is now the Vice President. Brian understands the role that Cape Fear Automation strives to play in the success of their customers. His philosophy, which flows throughout the entire organization, is that understanding the needs and vision of the customer is priority number one. Brian has witnessed the expansion of Cape Fear Automation into a superior machine building company that offers unmatched customer service from concept to delivery.

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8633 Blast Cabinet


Nov 30, 2010


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