Manufacturing is a robust and vital sector to North Carolina’s business community. In fact, manufacturing is North Carolina’s largest employer industry and contributor to GDP. As the exclusive state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers, the North Carolina Chamber is proud to represent and advocate for our state’s manufacturers, who serve as the engine of technology development and innovation in North Carolina! In its “Made in NC: Spotlight on Manufacturing” article series, the NC Chamber highlights North Carolina manufacturers that are strengthening North Carolina through innovation, workforce development, community involvement and diverse career opportunities. Read Flextronics’ story below and learn about its investment in its employees, customers and the communities where they live and work.
Made in NC: Spotlight on Flextronics
As a socially-responsible, global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, Flextronics is unique in its ability to provide end-to-end solutions through its innovative and proprietary systems — all to enhance customer competitiveness and success. Flextronics is a $26 billion company that employs over 200,000 people globally. With operations in more than 30 countries, including the United States, Flextronics has three facilities in North Carolina including Morrisville, Charlotte and Asheville. Their North Carolina facilities support high-end medical plastics, complex networking, product tracking, and semiconductor test equipment, in addition to providing design, reverse logistics and repair services.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Flextronics General Manager Ron Tarter at our Summit on Manufacturing to talk about how North Carolina provides the necessary foundation for Flextronics and how the North Carolina Chamber works to make the state even more ideal to grow and create jobs. Hear what he has to say!
Now let’s take a look how Flextronics, in turn, is investing in its people and the communities where they live and work.
People Make the Difference
Whether it’s accessing a high-quality workforce, cultivating passionate employees, or giving back to their local communities, Flextronics understands that people make the difference. The Flextronics culture is built on commitment — to customers, employees, the communities in which it operates and the environment – and that’s why North Carolina is home to more than 650 Flextronics employees. Flextronics has been in North Carolina for many years because of the access a high-quality workforce and a strong university system. Through active support of the local STEM educational programs, Flextronics is investing in North Carolina’s future workforce. The investment in its people doesn’t stop there. Flextronics encourages its employees to never stop learning through a diverse range of ongoing training, from tactical education and computer skills workshops to high tech manufacturing operations. The inspiration behind this is simple: People with passion have an even greater impact.
As the state manufacturing association, the North Carolina Chamber commends Flextronics and its investment in its employees, customers and the communities where they live and work. With a focus on people, Flextronics is a vital member of North Carolina’s manufacturing community. We are proud to say Flextronics is Made in NC!