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Gaston County Accolades, Best of Economic Development

Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Highlights from the ?Best of Economic Development in the American South? which was published in the Fall 2015 edition of Southern Business & Development magazine.

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Catch a glimpse of Owens Corning's new facility

Published Friday, October 30, 2015

New plant to help Owens Corning meet demand for bio-based products! Owens Corning, a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, is building a new advanced technology facility in Gastonia, North Carolina, that will help meet demand for bio-based products. The new, state-of-the-art equipment will add manufacturing flexibility to produce different widths […]

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Maistro Investments LLC to construct speculative industrial building in GTP

Published Monday, October 26, 2015

The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Maistro Investments LLC has purchased 13.42 acres in the Gastonia Technology Park on REPI Court. The privately held company plans to construct a 50,000 square foot speculative industrial building, with a clear ceiling height of 28 feet, capable of expanding to 100,000 square feet. […]

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Students to meet the new face of manufacturing

Published Thursday, October 1, 2015

Manufacturers are looking to attract a new crop of young workers to fill 21st-century jobs ? many of which require advanced skill sets. Local manufacturing companies will meet with high school students for just that purpose at two separate events on Friday, National Manufacturing Day. Gaston College will host the third annual Advanced Manufacturing Career […]

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Gaston's graduation rate is the highest ever

Published Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gastonia, N.C. ? The high school graduation rate for Gaston County Schools is the highest ever, according to information released today by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The graduation rate for the Class of 2015 is 86.3 percent. The Gaston rate of 86.3 percent is higher than the state graduation rate of 85.4 percent. […]

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International Express Trucking, Inc. expands operations to Lowell

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015

International Express Trucking, Inc. has purchased the former Wagner Knitting Building, a 77,000 square foot facility located at 141 Robins Street in Lowell, NC. Warehouse and distribution operations will be housed in this location. International Express Trucking, Inc. has multiple locations in Charlotte and Atlanta. ?We feel very fortunate to be a part of the […]

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New Tosaf USA Manufacturing Facility

Published Thursday, August 13, 2015

See the progress to the new Tosaf USA manufacturing facility in Bessemer City, NC! Thanks to the Samet Corportion for sharing.  

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Freightliner to add 605 jobs in Gaston County

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America Announces Plans to Ramp Up Production and Hire More Than 600 Employees at Mt. Holly, North Carolina Plant04/29/2015 PORTLAND, Ore. ? April 29, 2015 ? Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, NC, truck manufacturing plant over the […]

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