RowanWORKS is excited to announce the addition of Kendall Henderson as our new Director of Business Development.


Integro Technologies Corp., a leading machine vision integrator in Salisbury, North Carolina, has been named a 2017 System Integrator of the Year by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines (CFE Media). The company is being recognized for its achievements in the areas of business acumen, client satisfaction, and technical expertise in the mid-sized system integration category. 


Local Manufacturers Open their Doors to the Public 


Schult Homes of Rockwell will host a job fair this Saturday, October 8, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at its facility on 508 Palmer Road in Rockwell. The company plans to hire employees to fill all factory positions. Each applicant will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a company representative and learn about available careers. Job opportunities start at a rate of $13.50 per hour, require no experience, and include excellent benefit packages. 


Today, the White House and
US Ignite announced that Salisbury, NC has joined the Smart Gigabit Communities program, a network of communities that have each committed to leveraging next-generation smart city and Internet technologies to keep pace with the world’s rapidly changing, information technology-driven economy.


SALISBURY, NC Imperial Brown Walk-in Coolers (Imperial Brown), a leading manufacturer of commercial walk-in cooler and freezer systems, celebrated a record-breaking month at its East Coast factory today.  The Salisbury plant hosted a luncheon for employees and area leaders to celebrate its first “$2 Million Month” since the merger of locally-owned W.A. Brown & Son and Imperial Manufacturing of Portland, OR in 2012. 


SALISBURY, NC Monday, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners approved the sale of two County-owned properties to companies looking to expand in Rowan County.  Amrep Inc. (Amrep) was sold 4.75+/- acres of land at an incentives price of $105,000, where they plan to construct a new 30,000-square-foot facility. Bowtie Properties, representing Makson Incorporated (Makson), was approved to purchase 10.68+/- acres in the Speedway Business Park, for the same price of $105,000. Combined, the two projects are expected to create over 110 new employment opportunities and add more than $4 million dollars to Rowan County’s tax base.


SALISBURY, NC – August 1, 2016 – Last month, 
O2 EMC, a solar development company in Cornelius, shared details of its upcoming projects during an event at the Gateway Building in downtown Salisbury.  Rowan County will be acquiring two new 5 MW AC solar farms, anticipated to increase the county’s tax base by roughly $3 million each.


SALISBURY, NC – July 5, 2016 – Aldo Products Company, Inc. (Aldo Products) has announced the upcoming relocation of its headquarters to an existing facility in Rowan County, which will provide an expansion of three times more space and create an additional 15 jobs.
Aldo Products produces a full line of coating products for commercial and industrial roof restoration. The company began operating at its current Kannapolis, NC location in 1984, and has seen a continuing increase in product demand.


SALISBURY, NC (February 10, 2016) – Intercon Inc. (Intercon Furniture) today announced its immediate plans to open a warehouse and distribution facility in Spencer, North Carolina.  Intercon Furniture plans to initially hire 15 people to staff the 100,000 square foot facility, which the Company is leasing from Swing Transport, at 100 Sowers Road, in Spencer.  The transaction was brokered on behalf of the Tenant by Breck Dorton and Marc DeLille, from Triad Commercial Properties.


SALISBURY, NC (February 1, 2016) – Easter Creek Partners L.L.C. (Easter Creek) today announced its plans to construct two (2) speculative industrial buildings at Granite Industrial Park in Granite Quarry, North Carolina.  

Fibrant, Salisbury's municipaly owned fiber-optic network, announced that the system that the system has now reached 10 gigabyte speeds.


Grocery Leader to Hire 50 Manager Trainees as They Add More Than 2,500 People Nationwide

ALDI will hold a Job Fair for Manager Trainees on August 26, 2015, in Salisbury, NC.  ALDI is looking to fill 50 positions for Manager Trainees in NC, SC, and VA.  This Job Fair is by invitation.   Information on how to submit your information for consideration is provided below.  Invited participants will receive priority. Walk-ins will be seen on an “as time allows” basis


Imperial Brown®,
one of the world’s top manufacturers of custom walk-in coolers and freezers, has invested more than $1 million in new machinery and equipment at its Salisbury facility in the past three years.


Sharp Transit will be joining ALDI at their upcoming Job Fair, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  Sharp Transit is seeking 10 CDL Drivers


ALDI is holding a Job Fair on June 23rd from 8:00am to 11:00 am and 4:00pm to 6:30pm to fill 30 to 50 new positions on their new second shift.


Agility Fuel Systems says that the when the new facility opens in Salisbury later this summer, it will be the first time they will build all components on site.

Dick's Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, Mattress Firm and Kirkland's will all be present when the new Shoppes at Summit Park opens in Fall of this year.  The new shopping plaza will be located south of Interstate 85 along Julian Road.


Strategic Moves Aircraft Management, a private on-demand charter company, will move its headquarters to the Rowan County Airport.


The North Carolina Manufacting Institute offers an innovative approach for employers and employment opportunities in the region.

PowerHouse Recycling, Inc. (PHR) will hold a job fair on Saturday, April 18th from 10 am to 2pm at their facility located at 220 Ryan Patrick Drive in Salisbury, NC.  They seek to fill 30 positions.

SALISBURY, NC (April 15, 2015) –  The development of spec buildings and workforce training were top priorities at the most recent Community Forum held on March 25.

The Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced that Agility Fuel Systems is locating a regional headquarters and production facility in Rowan County, creating 149 new jobs over the next three years, with future growth projected to exceed 250.


Salisbury's Roo Motorsports, the new Aussie NASCAR,  is entering the truck-racing series next year and perhaps the Nationwide series in the future.

Freightliner marked the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle produced in North America in August of 2014 at their Cleveland, NC manufacturing facility.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Advanced Machining provides CNC precision machining and tool making services for leading OEM customers. 

Hydraulic Depot recently expanded and now offers a tool rental business, Tool Rental Depot.

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


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.


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.

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