Virtual Tours: Manufacturing Week

Published Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Dixon is located in the Gastonia Technology Park in Dallas, NC. Dixon, founded in 1916, is a premier manufacturer and supplier of hose couplings, valves, dry disconnects, swivels, and other fluid transfer and control products. Our global reach includes a wide range of products for numerous industries including petroleum exploration, refining, transportation, chemical processing, food and beverage, steel, fire protection, construction, mining, and manufacturing. Dixon's strategic objective is to create solutions that make products safer, leak-free, longer lasting, and always available.  




LANXESS is located in the Gastonia Technology Park in Dallas, NC.  This location operates as a production site for the LANXESS Business Unit High Performance Materials. The facility produces the high-tech plastics Durethan® polyamide and Pocan® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which are used to design light-weight plastic parts to replace metal parts in automobiles.



GNT USA is constructing a building in the newly developed Apple Creek Corporate Center.  GNT is the first company to locate in the county owned industrial park and produces organic food coloring. GNT is manufactured without the use of chemical solvents. It is produced using only physical processes including chopping, pressing, filtering, and blending with the addition of water. EXBERRY® concentrates are foods from start to finish and so can be consumed at any stage of the process.



Apple Creek Corporate Center is a county owned industrial park located in the heart of Gaston County, NC and in close proximity to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.