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HCPED Industrial Executives Forum

April 5, 2017

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

November 10, 2016

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

July 14, 2016

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

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… read 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… read more

City Bakery Opens New Production Bakery

May 2, 2016

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

2016 Industrial Executives Forum: What is an Unconference?

April 26, 2016

The 2016 Industrial Executives Forum will take place on Thursday, May 12th at Highland Lake Inn’s Grand Ole Hall and is free to all HCPED members and Henderson County manufacturers. Event registration will begin at 7:30am with the program beginning at 8:00am and concluding at 12noon. RSVP at [email protected] by May 5th. What’s the basic idea? Just like… read more

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

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… read 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… read 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… read more