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
- 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!
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.
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||John Deere|
|Albemarle Corporation||KBI BioPharma|
|Aloca - Badin Business Park||Leggett & Platt, Inc|
|American Honda Finance Company||Leviton Manufacturing Company|
|American Zinc Recycling/Horsehead Metal Products, Inc.||Loparex LLC|
|Bank of America||Mann+Hummel Purolator Filters|
|BorgWarner Turbo Systems||NC's Electric Cooperatives|
|The Chemours Company||Nutrien|
|Coca-Cola Consolidated||Ogletree Deakins|
|Columbia Forest Products||Open Book Extracts|
|Columbus McKinnon||Pepsi Bottling Ventures|
|Cook Medical||PMI Global Services|
|Denso Manufacturing Tennessee||Regulator Marine|
|Doosan Portable Power||SEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.)|
|Eaton Corporation||Service Thread|
|EGGER Wood Products||Shumaker|
|Eli Lilly||Shurtape Technologies|
|Enviva Holdings||Siemens Corporation|
|FilterEasy||The Timken Company|
|Glen Raven||TW Garner Food Company|
|Grass America||Tyson Foods|
|Gregory Poole Equipment Company||Unifi|
|Honda Aircraft Company||United Therapeutics|
|Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing Inc||Verdesian Life Sciences|
|Interflex Group Inc||Vulcan Materials Company|
|International Paper||Williams Mullen|
|Interstate Foam & Supply||Zoetis|