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NC Manufacturing Council

Crafting the Future of Manufacturing in North Carolina

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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Manufacturing Council Benefits Include:

  • NC Chamber Cornerstone Membership and all benefits therein, including the opportunity to serve on NC Chamber boards or committees
  • Quarterly Council Meetings on topics important to the industry (eg. workforce/talent supply, PFAS, supply chain, etc.)
  • Eligibility for inclusion in the NC Manufacturing Tour
  • First-to-know intelligence from our Government Affairs team on legislation and policies that may impact manufacturers
  • Exclusive access via council meetings with key players in manufacturing across North Carolina
  • 1:1 access and open door policy with NC Chamber government affairs team and input on our legislative agenda
  • Quarterly invitations to NC Chamber regional roundtables with top business leaders across industries
  • Research and data from the NC Chamber foundation regarding workforce, child care accessibility, transportation/infrastructure, and more
  • Listing on NC Manufacturing Council webpage

NC Manufacturing Tour

We are excited to announce plans for our inaugural NC Manufacturing Tour, scheduled to begin this fall. If you would you like to be one of the manufacturers we showcase and receive more information, simply respond below and our team will be in touch to discuss logistics. NC Chamber Cornerstone Manufacturing Members will receive priority.

Benefits of participation include:
• Local and statewide media opportunities
• Communication toolkit that enhances public awareness of your business and industry
• Recognition and coverage in NC Chamber communications channels (social, web, newsletter, etc.)
• Opportunity to be featured in a video that will be deployed to schools statewide during Manufacturing Week
• More to come!

Learn More: NC Manufacturing Tour

Next Event Opportunity > Ag Allies Conference: October 3

Ranked 9th in the U.S. for value of agricultural products sold, the agriculture industry is and will remain critical to North Carolina’s reputation as an economic leader in the Southeast. However, farmers and agricultural businesses across the state recognize that they must adapt to a changing workforce, evolving technology, and the latest state and federal regulations to continue thriving within their sector. Join us to addresses these issues to ensure the industry as a whole can keep its wheels in motion for the continued prosperity of the state.


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.

Learn about Caterpillar


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.

Learn about Eaton

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.

Learn about Glen Raven

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®.

Learn about Shurtape

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

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.

Learn More: Advocacy

Our NC Manufacturing Council Members

AISIN North CarolinaJohn Deere
Albemarle CorporationKBI BioPharma
Aloca - Badin Business ParkLeggett & Platt, Inc
American Honda Finance CompanyLeviton Manufacturing Company
American Zinc Recycling/Horsehead Metal Products, Inc.Loparex LLC
Bank of AmericaMann+Hummel Purolator Filters
BiogenMoody Engineering
BorgWarner Turbo SystemsNC's Electric Cooperatives
BSHNovo Nordisk
Caterpillar, IncNucor
The Chemours CompanyNutrien
Coca-Cola ConsolidatedOgletree Deakins
Columbia Forest ProductsOpen Book Extracts
Columbus McKinnonPepsi Bottling Ventures
Cook MedicalPMI Global Services
CorningRego Products
CumminsRed Bull
Denso Manufacturing TennesseeRegulator Marine
Doosan Portable PowerSEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.)
Eaton CorporationService Thread
EGGER Wood ProductsShumaker
Eli LillyShurtape Technologies
Enviva HoldingsSiemens Corporation
FilterEasyThe Timken Company
Glen RavenTW Garner Food Company
Grass AmericaTyson Foods
Gregory Poole Equipment CompanyUnifi
Honda Aircraft CompanyUnited Therapeutics
Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing IncVerdesian Life Sciences
Interflex Group IncVulcan Materials Company
International PaperWilliams Mullen
Interstate Foam & SupplyZoetis

Join the NC Manufacturing Council

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.