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Manufacturing Day and Career Expo

Published Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, October 3rd is National Manufacturing Day #MfgDay14. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role played by manufacturing both in local communities and for the nation. As part of this national celebration,The Advanced Manufacturing Industry partners and Gaston County Schools will host a career expo for high school […]

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Launch Pad 2.0: Gaston County's Entrepreneurial Challenge

Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Do you have the next great business idea? Compete to win $12,500, $7,500, or $3,500! Launch Pad 2.0 is a business plan competition, sponsored by the Gaston Regional & Montcross Area Chambers of Commerce, designed to encourage, reward, support and celebrate entrepreneurship and create jobs in Gaston County. We are looking for small businesses or entrepreneurs […]

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA, Gastonia

Published Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cologne/Gastonia – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric tons annually. Construction for the second line is expected to commence in […]

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Aichele Purchases Site in Gastonia Technology Park for Manufacturing Plant

Published Friday, August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014 ? The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Aichele Werkzeuge, GmbH has purchased a six acre site for construction of a manufacturing plant in the Gastonia Technology Park. This purchase will provide Aichele the ability to better serve the needs of their customers in the Americas. The investment […]

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Company's first quarter jobs promise largest in state

Published Thursday, July 17, 2014

Article originally published by Adam Orr of the Gaston Gazette, Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Pacific Coast Feather Co.?s February announcement, which, promised 140 local manufacturing jobs, was the largest of its kind in North Carolina for the first quarter of the year. That?s according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. ?That was a big deal […]

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Pennsylvania Steel Purchases Manufacturing Plant in Stanley

Published Friday, July 11, 2014

The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Steel Company, Inc. has purchased an existing manufacturing plant in Stanley. This facility is located at 1000 NC Highway 27 and is 85,380 square feet in size. This purchase was to consolidate all local operations under one roof to better serve the needs […]

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March Building Activities

Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Charlotte metro earns spot on Forbes 'Best Big Cities for Jobs' list

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Article by the Gaston Gazette: Powered by job growth of more than two percent last year, the Charlotte metro area, including Gastonia and Rock Hill, S.C., was once again named to Forbes? 2014 list of ?Best Big Cities for Jobs.? Charlotte fell six spots on this year?s list to 14th, ahead of the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash., […]

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