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NC Manufacturing Council

In March 2022, the NC Chamber launched the NC Manufacturing Council for our Cornerstone Members. The Council shares insight on timely topics with subject matter experts for issues including workforce challenges, future talent pipeline, supply chain, and recent trade trends. These virtual meetings gather on a quarterly basis and offer an avenue to address real-life business scenarios with state and national experts. Manufacturers across sectors have the opportunity to network and share best practices. Council members also provide feedback for the NC Chamber’s advocacy priorities and legislative agenda.

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Crafting the Future of Manufacturing in North Carolina

NC Manufacturing Council Member Spotlight


For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Caterpillar’s customers turn to them to help develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

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Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy and helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges.

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Glen Raven

Glen Raven may have started out as a cotton mill in 1880, but today the business is so much more. As a marketing-oriented company, industry leaders come to Glen Raven to find innovative solutions for their companies. Customers count on Glen Raven for everything from research and development, dying, spinning, weaving and finishing, all the way down to distribution and logistics.

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Shurtape Technologies

Shurtape Technologies, LLC, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, with facilities in the United States and across the world. Together, its subsidiaries serve numerous markets, including DIY, home products, industrial/MRO, building and construction, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, automotive, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, graphic arts, sound control, medical and retail. In addition to specialty adhesive solutions, Shurtape offers products under recognizable brand names such as Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate®, Shurtape®, T-Rex®, and Kip®.

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A full list of our Manufacturing Council Members can be found at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Events for Council Members

Member Roundtables: Post-Election Update

The NC Chamber is pleased to offer its complimentary Member Roundtable Series. Open only to member companies, these meetings bring together business executives and NC Chamber leadership to discuss specific topics currently impacting the business community. With a limited number of guests, these exclusive gatherings allow leaders from our member companies to network with their peers while receiving important updates on the issues that matter most to their business.

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NC Manufacturing Council Meeting: December 7

Government affairs experts will share the top manufacturing-related issues to monitor this upcoming legislative session in Raleigh. From offensive to defensive measures, Council members will walk away better prepared for the 2023 legislative cycle. Attendees will also have the opportunity to address specific questions with topic experts and during a council member discussion.

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Manufacturing Advocacy & Legislative Agenda

While the state’s traditional manufacturing sectors continue to evolve, North Carolina has reinvented itself as a leader in high-tech manufacturing across an array of business sectors, including biotech, pharmaceutical, and aerospace. However, what many may see as a boon for an industry is in fact a double-edged sword: job openings have been growing at double-digit rates in recent years, but so too has the skills gap, which leaves employers unable to fill critical jobs.

Add to that an outdated and misplaced stigma about the industry, and you’ve got the potential for disaster for one of our state’s most enduring industries. Deloitte finds that the skills gap “may leave an estimated 2.4 million positions unfilled between 2018 and 2028, with a potential economic impact of 2.5 trillion.” The NC Chamber works closely with our manufacturing members to identify solutions to their most pressing problems, including the skills gap.

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Our NC Manufacturing Council Members


Anheuser Busch Glen Raven
AW North Carolina Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Biogen Honda Aircraft Company
BorgWarner Turbo Systems Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing
Caterpillar Mallinckrodt
Cook Medical ManpowerGroup
Corning Mark Fleming, LLC
Cummins Merck & Company
Denso Manufacturing Nutrien
Domtar Open Book Extracts
Doosan Portable Power Service Thread
Eaton Shurtape Technologies
EGGER Wood Products Wastequip
Enviva Holdings


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Ready to join the state’s premier cross-sectional network of manufacturers? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button above to receive more information.