City, County and business leaders are interested in the idea of a business incubator existing in Rowan County. RowanWORKS is currently creating a list of options for a proposed location.
Integro Technologies Corp. will develop a $4 million building in downtown Salisbury as it adds 12 high-paying jobs.
Rowan County Airport Director Thad Howell and RowanWorks Executive Director Robert Van Geons are in San Antonio, Texas, this week at the National Business Aviation Association Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference.
Steve Tingle, with Hutton Growth One, and RowanWorks' Robert Van Geons met with County Commissioners yesterday about the purchase of county-owned land at the Summit Corporate Center site for future retail development space. Commissioners approved the purchase of the land and are in favor of the project.
RowanWorks' Marketing Specialist, Laura Jollay, was named to the Salisbury Post's "11 to Watch in 2013" list. This list, generated by the Salisbury Post staff, highlights individuals in the Rowan County who are in high-profile positions, are moving up in the community or who are set out to do great things in 2013.
Gov. Bev Perdue announces that Gildan Activewear, Inc., through its subsidiary, CanAm Yarns LLC, plans to open a new ring-spinning facility near Salisbury, creating more than 200 jobs and investing more than $50 million over the next two years. Gildan is a manufacturer of basic family apparel.
RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Freshouse II, a distributor of fresh produce, will expand its operations in Rowan County. The company plans to create 90 jobs and invest $6.3 million over the next three years in Salisbury. The project was made possible in part by a $100,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
“My first priority is creating jobs. Our state’s top-notch business climate continues to attract companies like Freshouse,” said Gov. Perdue. “This expansion also bolsters our state’s strong farm industry by increasing opportunities to get North Carolina grown crops to market.”
SALISBURY — Rowan County became the center of the NASCAR universe for a few hours Tuesday as Toyota Racing Development revealed the 2013 Camry race car at the company’s engineering facility off Peach Orchard Road
SPENCER - At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, officials said the close partnership between Duke Energy and Rowan County helped make the new Buck Combined Cycle Station possible. Combined cycle technology, which uses both natural gas and steam to generate electricity, has higher efficiency, more flexibility and fewer emissions than traditional coal units. It is the company's first combined cycle station in the Carolinas.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Add 119 Jobs in Rowan County
State Grant Helps Company Expand in Kannapolis
RALEIGH – (3/26/12) Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that Ei Inc., a developer and manufacturer of topical pharmaceutical and skin care products, will expand its operations in Rowan County. The company plans to create 119 jobs and invest $13.2 million during the next three years in Kannapolis. The project was made possible in part by a $500,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
“North Carolina is known worldwide as a center for cutting-edge pharmaceutical and bioscience companies,” Gov. Perdue said. “Our state’s top-notch workforce and job training programs create a business climate where businesses can thrive in a global marketplace.”
Salisbury-based Taylor Clay Products Inc. has developed a concrete roof tile containing a catalyst that can help reverse air pollution.
Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will hire 1,100 workers to build long-distance trucks at its NC Freightliner plant as it bulks up after the recession.
Hitachi Metals North Carolina will add 65 full-time jobs and invest about $60 million at a ferrite magnet manufacturing plant in China Grove over the next four years, Gov. Bev Perdue's office announced today.
The company will produce neodymium magnets engineered primarily for use in hybrid and electric vehicles. The new plant will support the company's efforts to expand its magnet supply capacity to meet an increase in global demand.
Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury has developed a concrete roof tile that acts as a catalyst to absorb nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are precursors to air pollution. It is one of the first companies in the nation to use this technology.
Charles Taylor, the company’s owner, hired German native Berthold Mueller to develop the process at Taylor-Clay. Plans are under way to expand into other parts of the country as the company further develops the process.
Tony Ward’s favorite quote is from "The Graduate": “One word: plastics.”
After a $1 million relocation, Ward’s TurnKey Technologies Inc. in Salisbury is ready for growth.
A Michigan company will spend $2.6 million to add a second facility in Salisbury that will supply industrial packaging to large customers. Universal Forest Products Inc. will create 49 jobs in the process of opening the facility, says Jeff Richard, general manager of Salisbury operations. The company supplies wood and wood-alternative products to retail, construction, manufactured housing and industrial customers.
A startup company is considering building a $10 million cold-storage facility on land owned by Rowan County.
SALISBURY — With 34 employees and an investment of $4 million, Infiltrator Systems has fulfilled the requirements of an incentive agreement with Rowan County. The company hopes to hire even more people, President and CEO Roy Moore said Friday.
Announced industrial projects creating new employment oportunities.
“The town of China Grove, Rowan County, the county EDC, and the State of North Carolina have all been very supportive of our efforts to expand here,” said Martin B. Foil, Jr., CEO of Tuscarora Yarns. “It’s relationships such as these and Duke Power that optimize our opportunities for success in these challenging business conditions. Our China Grove location has served well for the past 25 years. Increasing our investment through new equipment, machinery along with new jobs will allow exciting opportunities at this new location.”
Infiltrator Systems Inc. will spend about $5 million to open the plastics molding operation in the former Service Supply Distribution facility. The 56,000-square-foot building has been empty for two years. It is in Summit Corporate Center on the southwest side of the city, off Interstate 85.
A new Rowan County company plans to create 45 jobs and spend about $2 million to reclaim large-equipment tires and return them to their component ingredients.RDH Tire and Retread Co., located in Cleveland, and Missouri-based Hitec LLC created a joint venture in April 2008 called RDH Environmental.
RDH Tire retreads off the road (OTR) tires — a type of large tire used in heavy machinery and by the military; however, those tires typically last only through two retreads before they are scrapped.