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.
Manufacturing Council Benefits Include:
- NC Chamber Cornerstone Membership and all benefits therein, including the opportunity to serve on NC Chamber boards or committees.
- Exclusive access to 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 NC Chamber Institutes for workforce and supply chain competitiveness.
February Focus: 2023 Economic Outlook > The Manufacturer’s Forecast
Join us on February 8th at 2 p.m. for the first NC Manufacturing Council of 2023, featuring Chad Moutray, Chief Economist at the National Association of Manufacturers, for a manufacturing economic outlook.
The council meeting is open to members and non-members this time only.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
Our NC Manufacturing Council Members
|AISIN North Carolina Corporation||Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing Inc.|
|Albemarle Corporation||Interflex Group Inc|
|American Honda Finance Company||International Paper|
|American Zinc Recycling/Horsehead Metal Products, Inc.||John Deere|
|Arauco||Leggett & Platt, Inc.|
|Biogen||Leviton Manufacturing Company|
|BorgWarner Turbo Systems||Loparex LLC|
|The Chemours Company||Merck & Company, Inc.|
|Columbus McKinnon Corporation||North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives|
|Cook Medical Inc.||Nutrien|
|Corning, Inc.||Open Book Extracts|
|Cummins||Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC|
|Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.||PMI Global Services, Inc.|
|Domtar||Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.|
|Doosan Portable Power||Service Thread Co.|
|Eaton Corporation||Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP|
|EGGER Wood Products, LLC||Shurtape Technologies, LLC|
|Rego Products||Siemens Corporation|
|Enviva Holdings Inc.||The Timken Company|
|FilterEasy, LLC||TW Garner Food Company|
|Glen Raven, Inc.||Tyson Foods, Inc.|
|Grass America, Inc.||Unifi, Inc.|
|Gregory Poole Equipment Company||United Therapeutics|
|Honda Aircraft Company||Vulcan Materials Company|