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For Rocky Mount Manufacturer, Community Support Spurs Growth
It’s a company with Dutch roots and Italian parents. And its products are critical to the functioning of the world’s most breathtaking trophy properties – like 154-story Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building.
The company is Draka Elevator Products, and it calls Rocky Mount, N.C., home.
“The plant has been here for 40 years doing various things,” says Sterrett Lloyd, president of Draka, which since 2011 has been a unit of Milan, Italy-based Prysimian Group. Together with an expanding distribution center in nearby Battleboro, Draka’s growing presence in Nash County boils down to one critical factor. “This is a community that is dedicated to our success,” Lloyd says.
Lloyd arrived at Draka in 2001 after working in several elevator businesses in the Midwest. He also ran his family’s Kentucky-ba ...
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