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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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N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Grants

Published Thursday, April 23, 2015

North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 16 grants or loans totaling more than $4.7 million with the commitment of 392 new jobs. The RIA was established as part of the Rural Economic Development Division […]

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Tosaf USA to Construct Advanced Polymers Manufacturing Plant in Bessemer City

Published Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014- The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Tosaf USA will purchase approximately 18 acres from Gaston County in the Southridge Business Park in Bessemer City.The company plans to construct a compounding and master batching production center to serve the US market. The facility will house these functions to serve […]

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Dixon Quick Coupling to Expand in the Gastonia Technology Park

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 ? Dixon Quick Coupling, a global manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic quick coupling devices, announced today the 70,000 square foot expansion of their Gastonia Technology Park facility. The company built a 100,000 square foot facility eighteen months ago. Additional space is needed to accommodate positive trends in the industry that show continued […]

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