4/7/2014
O2 Energies, an Independent Power Producer, will host a project announcement Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Gateway Building in Salisbury. 

1/21/2014
Salisbury, N.C. -- January 21, 2014 -- Shat-R-Shield, Inc. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on January 15, 2014 to celebrate the expansion of their manufacturing facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. 


1/10/2014
RowanWORKS, the Salisbury-Rowan County Economic Development Commission, announces that Shat-R-Shield, Inc. will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on January 15, 2014 to celebrate the expansion of their manufacturing facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. 

12/5/2013
Club Red Licensed Apparel, a company that makes T-shirts and caps for reality shows, is buying the old Pro Mats building on South Main Street in Salisbury. 


10/8/2013
SALISBURY – October 8, 2013 – RowanWORKS Economic Development, Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Gildan Yarns, LLC, a subsidiary of Gildan Activewear Inc., will expand its existing yarn spinning manufacturing facility in Rowan County. 

9/20/2013
Advanced Machining provides CNC precision machining and tool making services for leading OEM customers. 

9/16/2013
Hydraulic Depot recently expanded and now offers a tool rental business, Tool Rental Depot.

7/22/2013
RowanWORKS is excited to announce that Jessica Gaskill has joined the organization as the new Marketing Specialist.  

2/26/2013

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.

2/12/2013
Integro Technologies Corp. will develop a $4 million building in downtown Salisbury as it adds 12 high-paying jobs.

1/23/2013
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.

1/8/2013

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.

12/19/2012

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.

10/19/2012

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.”


5/22/2012

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


5/4/2012

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.


3/27/2012

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.”  

1/27/2012

Salisbury-based Taylor Clay Products Inc. has developed a concrete roof tile containing a catalyst that can help reverse air pollution.

1/12/2012

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.


12/21/2011
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.


12/8/2011

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.


7/1/2011
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.

6/29/2011
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.

5/15/2011
A startup company is considering building a $10 million cold-storage facility on land owned by Rowan County.

5/14/2011
 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.

4/15/2011
Announced industrial projects creating new employment oportunities. 

1/26/2011

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.

1/25/2011


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.


1/20/2011

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.

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