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5 Reasons to Attend the Industrial Executives Forum on May 18th!

May 3, 2017

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!

April 25, 2017

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!

April 17, 2017

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

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