Made in Henderson County Job Fair
The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development and Henderson County Public Schools co-hosted the first ever Made in Henderson County Job Fair focused on connecting high school seniors with local employment opportunities. 23 Henderson County manufacturers attended the fair to market 79 open positions that students with little work experience or applicable skillset would be… read more
5 Reasons to Attend the Industrial Executives Forum on May 18th!
We are looking forward to an incredible morning at the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development’s Industrial Executives Forum taking place on May 18th at the Bo Thomas Auditorium on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. We want to make sure you are there. Here are five reasons to RSVP today: Networking: Join us… read more
Industrial Executives Forum on May 18th!
The Industrial Executives Forum will take place at the Bo Thomas Auditorium on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. Please RSVP to [email protected] no later than Thursday, May 11th. Tamara Snow, Director of Interior Systems and Technology with Continental, will be wrapping up our Industrial Executives Forum. Continental has been on the edge of… read more
Time to RSVP! HCPED Forum on May 18th!
As we focus on innovation and adaption at this year’s Industrial Executives Forum, it is important to understand geopolitics and the impacts to our local industry. Didi Caldwell, founding Principal with Global Location Strategies, will lay the foundation for our event as she dives into the influence of technology, demographics and policy on our local… read more
HCPED Industrial Executives Forum
We are pleased to announce that Brent Graves, President and CEO of Cane Creek Cycling Components, will be just one of our esteemed speakers for this year’s Industrial Executives Forum held on May 18th. Brent is no stranger to innovation. He has been in the bicycle industry since 1991 and has worked for manufacturers, distributors… read more
Norafin Selects Second Home in Henderson County
Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH announced their plans to build their first North American manufacturing facility in Henderson County, NC. Norafin (Americas) Inc. will construct a 75,000 sf building in the Town of Mills River, invest $18,100,000 and create 46 new jobs. The establishment of a North American manufacturing facility will allow Norafin to better serve… read more
Smart Products Relocates to Henderson County, NC
Smart Products, Inc. announced plans today to relocate their manufacturing business from the west coast, and create 26 new jobs in Henderson County, NC. The company is constructing a 30,000 sf building in Mills River that will house their manufacturing, research and design, and executive offices, resulting in a $3.2 million investment. The company uses… read more
Sierra Nevada Earns LEED Platinum
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… read more
Gaia Herbs Expanding, Hiring
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… read more
City Bakery Opens New Production Bakery
CITY BAKERY TO OPEN NEW PRODUCTION BAKERY City Bakery has started construction on a new production bakery in Fletcher, NC. In order to meet the needs and demands of its growing wholesale & retail business, City Bakery will move all of it’s bread production, presently baked in the 60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC location, to the new facility…. read more