Category: Made in Henderson County

Sierra Nevada Earns LEED Platinum

June 20, 2016

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status—the highest level awarded—for its Mills River, North Carolina, brewing facility. This is a prestigious award for Sierra Nevada, long known for its commitment to environmental sustainability and forward-thinking practices. From the start of construction in 2012, Sierra Nevada’s Mills River more

Gaia Herbs Expanding, Hiring

June 8, 2016

Gone are the days when natural foods were relegated to small co-ops and grocery stores. Today, three out of four grocery stores contain organic food, and that sector consistently shows double-digit growth, according to the USDA. Gaia Herbs, a Brevard- and Mills River-based supplement manufacturer, is growing, too. Wednesday the company announced an expansion that more

Demmel AG to Open 1st US Manufacturing Operation in Henderson County, NC

April 26, 2016

Hendersonville, NC – Demmel Inc., the US subsidiary of Demmel AG, a German-based leader in industrial design and identity technology, announced today that they will locate and build their US manufacturing presence in East Flat Rock, NC.  The company will initially locate in a leased building in the Appleland Business Park, while planning and constructing more

Dirty Dancing Production HQ Sets Up in Hendersonville

March 17, 2016

The production team and crew for Dirty Dancing’s filming, set production, wardrobe, props and transportation will be based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The remake will be a three-hour TV movie special, based on the 1987 classic, and will air domestically on ABC. Principal filming locations will be across western North Carolina, taking place in April more

Henderson County Welcomes GF Linamar

February 22, 2016

GF Linamar LLC, a joint venture between Georg Fischer AG and Linamar Corporation, announced plans today to create 350 jobs and construct a state-of-the-art aluminum die casting operation in Henderson County, North Carolina. Drawing from both partners’ expertise, the company will produce light-weight powertrain, driveline and structural components for the automotive industry. “We are very more

Amazing Students and Made in Henderson County

November 6, 2015

North Henderson High School’s tour of SMARTRAC on October 1, 2015 was like any other Made in Henderson County tour; students saw different aspects of the operation, and learned about diverse career opportunities.  The students also learned how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being used in retail applications, and how it might be leveraged more

Students Matched with Manufacturers for Made in Henderson County

October 1, 2015

Over 540 Henderson County Public Schools middle and high students will tour 15 different manufacturing operations today across Henderson County, in observance of National Manufacturing Week and Manufacturing Week in North Carolina. Students involved in Project Lead the Way and Career Technical Education courses were able to take part. The primary purpose of the tours more

2014-15 Annual Report

September 3, 2015

The Partnership’s 2014-15 Annual Report has been released.  The report highlights stories and accomplishments from throughout the year, while sharing historical context to give recent events more depth.  The Retrospective filter reinforces the Partnership’s legacy of taking action to secure promising outcomes. The centerfold spread graphically highlights the history, impact and leadership of the organization. more

Earth Fare Home Office Expands in New Fletcher Location

June 30, 2015

Fletcher, NC – Earth Fare, the most authentic organic and natural healthy grocery store, announces the relocation of their home office headquarters to a newly renovated, state-of-the art facility on Continuum Drive in the Fletcher Commerce Park. The company has been a proud member of the Fletcher community since 2007, and recently moved their office more

Students Explore Career Opportunities at Henderson County Manufacturers

April 20, 2015

In observance of NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week, Henderson County Public Schools and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development are partnering to introduce students to the successful manufacturing careers available in their own backyards. As part of HCPED’s ‘Made in Henderson County’ initiative, 411 middle and high school students and educators more