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NEW CALL CENTER OPENS IN SPRING HOPE

BY WILLIAM F. WEST   SPRING HOPE — A Raleigh-based call center company is now operating a facility in a former textile plant on the south side of Spring Hope and is anticipating employing more than 270 people in the future. The company, Millennia, had been...

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FEMALE BREWERS TO MOVE INTO THE ROCKY MOUNT MILLS

A couple of craft brewers are bringing a female touch and diverse presence to the Rocky Mount Mills. Briana Brake, founder of Spaceway Brewery, and Celeste Beatty, founder of Harlem Brewing, have formed a collaboration to establish Rocky Mount Brewery that will occupy...

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TWIN COUNTIES RECOGNIZED IN BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA

We are very excited for the Twin Counties to be recognized in the latest edition of the Business North Carolina magazine for one of the Top Economic Development Projects. Triangle Tyre ranked 3rd for largest new jobs and 1st for largest investment! The Twin Counties...

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CSX INTERMODAL FACILITY COMING TO EDGECOMBE COUNTY

RALEIGH –  A new intermodal transportation facility will be built in Edgecombe County to help industry get products to customers and spur growth in the region, officials with the N.C. Department of Transportation announced today. NCDOT has reached an agreement with...

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CiCi Corporate Investment Awards

Corporate investment in the United States is going strong. The 15 projects included in Trade & Industry Development’s 13th annual Corporate Investment CiCi Awards are derived from corporate development projects announced in 2017 and represent the commitment of...

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DEFENSE CONTRACTORS SEEK NON-MILITARY GROWTH PATH

By COREY DAVIS Staff Writer, Rocky Mount Telegram Friday, March 16, 2018 With cutbacks in the federal defense budget, small businesses dependent on military contracts must find different ways to bring in revenue. A strategy created last year called the North Carolina...

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INSIDE THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY’S ROCKY MOUNT FACTORY

By Lawrence Bivins Nothing puts the special in special occasions like a slice of Oreo® Dream Extreme from The Cheesecake Factory. Just ask Abbey Shaffer, a proud mom of three young over-achievers who recently brought home good grades and high honors to close out the...

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DISTRIBUTOR TO EXPAND OPERATIONS

By Cory Davis Staff Writer, Rocky Mount Telegram   An agriculture equipment distributor is expanding operations in Nash County by investing more than $11 million and adding more than 30 jobs at its facility in the Battleboro community. Gov. Roy Cooper announced...

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CIFI SUCCEEDS WITH FOCUS ON HEALTHY EATING TRENDS

While North Carolina leads the nation in sweet potato cultivation, the crop has been something of an unsung hero in the state’s agribusiness community. That perception is changing thanks in part to a Nash County company now promoting food and beverage ingredients that...

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AT POPPIES, SUCCESS IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

When Bobby Davis meets with Belgium-based owners of Poppies International NV, he knows what their initial question will be. “It’s the first thing they ask about: ‘the employees – are they happy’,” says Davis, who is controller at Poppies’ 85-worker operation in Nash...

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CROWN LSP BUILDS ON ITS REPUTATION FOR RESPONSIVENESS

By Lawrence Bivins Though much about the logistics business has changed in the 30 years since Deborah and Greg Hodges founded Crown LSP Group, the same fundamentals apply to the company’s value proposition: quality, flexibility, and responsiveness to both customer and...

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KEIHIN CAROLINA SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY EXPANDS IN EDGECOMBE COUNTY

RALEIGH Feb 2, 2017 Keihin Carolina System Technology will expand its automotive assembly operations in Edgecombe County, adding 42 jobs over the coming three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest more than $13 million at its Tarboro...

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AT GLENOIT FABRICS CORP, BIG LEAGUE PLANS TAKE SHAPE

By Lawrence Bivins When temperatures drop at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, many of the 75,000+ Carolina Panther fans there proudly wrap themselves in branded all-weather blankets. The 50” x 60” throws are double-layered and water resistant. They come with the...

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AT BABINGTON TECHNOLOGY, FEEDING PEOPLE IS A GLOBAL INDUSTRY

By Lawrence Bivins   Bob Kaczorowski has been a satisfied customer of Babington Technology LLC since 2006. As program director for the Air National Guard’s Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer program, he oversees efforts to provide hot meals to large numbers...

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WRAL: CSX FINALLY FINDS HOME FOR CARGO HUB IN ROCKY MOUNT

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — After months of discussion and debate, CSX announced Tuesday that it will build its massive Carolina Connector cargo terminal in Edgecombe County. The $270 million hub, which is expected to open in 2020, will be built across U.S. Highway 301 from...

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THINKING GLOBALLY. PARTNERING LOCALLY

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...

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CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JOHN GESSAMAN

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership celebrates the life of former CEO/President, John Gessaman who peacefully passed away on April 18, 2016, surrounded by his wonderful family as he went home to join his Lord. John was the first President/CEO of the Carolinas Gateway...

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MOSSY OAK® PARTNERS WITH THE ORIGINAL LOG CABIN HOMES

ROCKY MOUNT, NC - Two legendary brands, Mossy Oak and The Original Log Cabin Homes are bringing together their combined fire power to introduce the "Mossy Oak® Nativ Living™ Edition" of cabins, homes and structures that will be manufactured and distributed by The...

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TOLSON LOOKS TO HELP BOOST EXISTING COMPANIES

As the Carolinas Gateway Partnership works diligently to recruit new companies to the area, new President and Chief Executive Officer Norris Tolson also understands the significance of helping grow the industries already operating in the Twin Counties.    ...

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INCENTIVES SEAL DRAKA’S EXPANSION PLANS

A company in Rocky Mount that manufactures elevator products is planning to add 34 full-time jobs over the next five years as part of an expansion. The Nash County Board of Commissioners approved an inducement agreement Monday for Draka Elevator Products to expand...

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WRAL: CSX FINALLY FINDS HOME FOR CARGO HUB IN ROCKY MOUNT

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — After months of discussion and debate, CSX announced Tuesday that it will build its massive Carolina Connector cargo terminal in Edgecombe County. The $270 million hub, which is expected to open in 2020, will be built across U.S. Highway 301 from...

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THINKING GLOBALLY. PARTNERING LOCALLY

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...

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CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JOHN GESSAMAN

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership celebrates the life of former CEO/President, John Gessaman who peacefully passed away on April 18, 2016, surrounded by his wonderful family as he went home to join his Lord. John was the first President/CEO of the Carolinas Gateway...

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MOSSY OAK® PARTNERS WITH THE ORIGINAL LOG CABIN HOMES

ROCKY MOUNT, NC - Two legendary brands, Mossy Oak and The Original Log Cabin Homes are bringing together their combined fire power to introduce the "Mossy Oak® Nativ Living™ Edition" of cabins, homes and structures that will be manufactured and distributed by The...

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TOLSON LOOKS TO HELP BOOST EXISTING COMPANIES

As the Carolinas Gateway Partnership works diligently to recruit new companies to the area, new President and Chief Executive Officer Norris Tolson also understands the significance of helping grow the industries already operating in the Twin Counties.    ...

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INCENTIVES SEAL DRAKA’S EXPANSION PLANS

A company in Rocky Mount that manufactures elevator products is planning to add 34 full-time jobs over the next five years as part of an expansion. The Nash County Board of Commissioners approved an inducement agreement Monday for Draka Elevator Products to expand...

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ECONOMIC SUMMIT EXPLORES BUSINESS RECRUITMENT EFFORTS

“We’re doing a better job of telling our story that we have something for you to come to and hopefully that will help stop that migration.” Oppie Jordan Carolinas Gateway Partnership vice president, Edgecombe County recruiter By COREY DAVIS Staff Writer WILSON – A...

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NASH COUNTY IN TOP TEN FOR JOBS, RANKS FIFTH IN MANUFACTURING

By COREY DAVIS Manufacturing continuously has been a leading industry in the local area.  In Nash County, Carolina Gateway Partnership Vice President Krista Ikirt said, the labor force roughly is about 44,000. She added manufacturing jobs make up as much as 18 percent...

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PARTNERSHIP GETS NEW CHAIRMAN

Changes are taking place within the hierarchy of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership. As the partnership continues its search for a new president and chief executive officer, another move was recently made at the top by the local public-private industrial recruitment...

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GOOD LEADERSHIP DRIVES CAROLINAS GATEWAY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Thanks to the legacy of John Gessaman and the leadership of Frank Harrison, once again, the Carolinas Gateway Partnership has completed another record capital campaign. Even though John Gessaman has retired as the first, and only chief executive officer of the...

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