Month: June 2011

Industry Profile: Manual Woodworkers & Weavers

June 28, 2011

Since 1932, Manual Woodworkers and Weavers Inc., has specialized in creating, manufacturing and distributing gift and home décor accessories in the United States and abroad.  The family-owned business, which began as a small retail and souvenir store in Bat Cave, North Carolina, today occupies over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing, distribution and retail space in more

NLRB Union Regulation Update

June 16, 2011

The announcement of Boeing was exciting news to our neighbors in South Carolina.  With over a 1,000 jobs coming to the area, the region had reason to rejoice.  But the celebration was cut short as new National Labor Regulation Board (NLRB) union regulation surfaced. As Boeing began to set up shop in South Carolina, NLRB more

Industry Profile: Byers Precision Fabricators

June 3, 2011

Byers Precision Fabricators is among the leading metal fabrication operations in the southeast. Founded in 1942 by Paul Byers, the operation has grown from a general sheet metal shop to an international player in projects which span numerous manufacturing sectors. When Paul Byers formed the company in the early 1940’s the business was known as more

Henderson County Manufacturers Participate in Regional Transportation Alliance

June 1, 2011

On June 1, 2011 over 40 transportation and logistics professionals, representing companies from Henderson and Buncombe counties convened for the Western North Carolina Transportation Alliance’s Spring Meeting. Daniel Findley, a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE),served as the keynote speaker. Findley has been involved in a recent project to more