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NC Manufacturing Council

Crafting the Future of Manufacturing in North Carolina

In 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 occur 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 have excitedly launched the NC Manufacturing Tour, which educates the public and today’s students about the modern world of manufacturing. If you would you like to receive more information and be one of the manufacturers we showcase, 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 > Webinar: Federal and State Unionization Landscape

Employment and labor law specialist Phil Strach will provide an overview of the current federal and state unionization landscape. Attendees will hear how the potential for unionization is getting stronger, ways to detect union activity, and strategies for responding to these efforts within their organization. Registration information coming soon.

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NC Manufacturing Council Member Spotlight

Atlas American Lighting

More than three decades ago, Atlas was founded with the mission of providing unmatched value to electrical distributors through innovative products and services. Today, we proudly continue this long-standing commitment with our wide selection of high-performance, energy-efficient LED products. Our U.S. manufacturing facility allows us to provide higher product quality, extensive testing, fast delivery and reliable customer service.

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Baxter International

Baxter touches the lives of millions of people around the world every day. Our products and therapies can be found throughout hospitals and clinics – from the ER to the OR, from the pharmacy to the ICU – as well as advancing patients’ care in their homes.

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As a leading technology company, we empower our customers to meet the great challenges of our time. Our businesses and local organizations enjoy the entrepreneurial freedom to serve their customers and markets in the best way possible, via a structure geared toward delivering ultimate value for customers.

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Council Tool Company

Today, Council Tool offers the country’s premier line of heavy-duty, American-made tools for forestry applications and for fighting wildfires. We also serve industries ranging from law enforcement to landscaping, even axe throwing — any industry, profession, or passion that requires heavy-duty hand tools.

Times have changed. Manufacturing methods have changed. And equipment has been modernized. But some things have remained constant. Namely, Council Tool’s dedication to making premium-, precision-, and professional-grade tools for people to use, work with, and enjoy.

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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.

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Our NC Manufacturing Council Members

AISIN North CarolinaEnviva HoldingsNovo Nordisk
Albemarle CorporationFifth Third BankNucor
Aloca - Badin Business ParkFilterEasyNutrien
American Honda Finance CompanyFirst Horizon BankOgletree Deakins
American Zinc Recycling/Horsehead Metal Products, Inc.GenixusParker Poe Adams & Berenstein LLP
Anheuser Busch CompanyGeosyntec ConsultantsPepsi Bottling Ventures
Arcadia BeverageGlen RavenPiedmont Lithium
ArmacellGrady-White BoatsPMI Global Services
Atlas American LightingGrass AmericaPPG Industries
Bank of AmericaGregory Poole Equipment CompanyRed Bull
Baxter InternationalHaeco AmericasRego Products
BDOHanesbrandsRegulator Marine
BiogenHillStafferRevere Copper Products
BorgWarner Turbo SystemsHonda Aircraft CompanyReynolds American
BSHHonda Power Equipment Manufacturing IncSEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.)
Campbell Soup CompanyInterflex Group IncService Thread
Caterpillar, IncInternational PaperShumaker
CDG EngineersInterstate Foam & SupplyShurtape Technologies
Charlotte Pipe & FoundryIPS Packaging & AutomationSiemens Corporation
ChemoursJohnson & JohnsonSiemens Energy
Coca-Cola ConsolidatedJohn DeereSmith Anderson
Columbia Forest ProductsKBI BioPharmaSmithfield Foods
Columbus McKinnonKlingspor AbrasivesSoutheastern Container Inc.
Cook MedicalLeggett & Platt, IncThe Timken Company
CorningLoparex LLCVerdesian Life Sciences
Council Tool CompanyLevitonVulcan Materials Company
CumminsMallinckrodtTW Garner Food Company
Denso Manufacturing TennesseeManpowerGroupTyson Foods
DomtarMann+Hummel Purolator FiltersUnifi
Doosan Portable PowerMerckUnited Therapeutics
Duke EnergyMoody EngineeringVF Corporation
Eaton CorporationNC's Electric CooperativesVulcan Materials
EGGER Wood ProductsNC Railroad CompanyWilliams Mullen
ElectricitiesNC State Ports AuthorityZiehl-Abegg Inc.
Eli LillyNovozymesZoetis

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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.