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Virtual trade show focuses on supply chain

Economic development organizations from 16 Charlotte-area counties will present a business expo designed to build business connections among Charlotte region manufacturers and strengthen regional supply chains. “Of the many changes and impacts experienced this past year, there have been many instances in our Lake Norman region where local manufacturers have experienced significant supply chain disruptions,” […]

ZND US opens manufacturing operation in Statesville

May 13. ZND U.S. plans to invest an estimated $5.7 million after purchasing and renovating the former Iron World Manufacturing facility on James Farm Road in Statesville. The company plans to hire 43 full-time employees. “We are very excited to be launching in the US market. After years of careful planning, we can provide the […]

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham acquires JRi Shocks

Nov. 15. Motorsports icon and NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham has acquired Mooresville-based JRi Shocks for an undisclosed amount. Evernham will be involved in all areas of the business, including marketing and sales strategy, new product design and operations. JRI founder, Jeff Ryan, will continue to play a key role in the organization as both […]

New ​spec multi-​t​enant ​project coming to Concord

Sept. 11. Fortius Capital Partners ​has announced plans to build Meadows Corporate Park, ​a multi-tenant industrial ​development with 192,000 square feet of space in two buildings. ​The project, on I-85 near Poplar Tent Road​, represents a​ ​$9​.9 million investment. J. Harris Morrison III of Fortius Capital Partners says the 21.5-acre site ​targets industrial users requiring […]


Alevo is hiring as production ramps up

Dec. 5. By Marty Price. The skill sets are changing, but jobs in manufacturing will continue to grow, providing career paths for those willing to learn, says Scott Schotter, chief marketing and sustainability officer for Alevo in Concord. Indeed, the international battery maker is hiring 20 maintenance technicians in trade and salaried positions to keep the […]

Roush Yates Engines investing $3.5 million in Mooresville

Sept. 27. Roush Yates Engines is investing $3.5 million in its facilities in Lakeside Business Park and Talbert Pointe in Mooresville, creating 10 new jobs. This investment will be used to expand Roush Yates Engines three state-of-the-art facilities by investing in new equipment acquisitions and renovations, as they continue to be a global leader in race […]

Charlotte region sets records for exports—$14 billion

Sept. 8. The International Trade Administration says the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metro area exported a record $14.0 billion in goods last year. Charlotte totals increased by $1.1 billion, or 8.5 percent, from 2014 to 2015, and is one of the 63 metro areas to achieve record export levels last year. Key merchandise export categories included transportation equipment, non-electrical machinery and […]


S&D Coffee will be sold to Cott

Aug. 4. Cott Corp., one of the world’s one of the world’s largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors, has announced plans to buy Concord-based S&D Coffee Inc. for an undisclosed amount. UPDATE: Cott Corp. will pay $355 million on a debt and cash free basis S&D has been a mainstay of […]

Nu-Tec will employ 15 at new Mooresville plant

May 12. Nu-Tec Systems plans to purchase an existing building in the Lakeside Business Park for a manufacturing and distribution operation that will create 15 full-time positions. The company’s investment is expected to be on the order of $3 million. The Gurnee, Ill.-based company manufactures private label arc welding and plasma cutting products for the […]


MacLean Curtis breaks ground in Mooresville

Dec. 3. MacLean Curtis breaks ground today on a 97,000 square foot plant on 24 acres in Mooresville Business Park East. The new plant, part of privately held MacLean-Fogg, will be worth on the order of $30 million, and employ as many as 150 people full-time. John O’Neill, general manager of the Curtis Screw plant in […]