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What’s made in North Carolina makes North Carolina.

Employing more than 474,000 people and generating more than $102 billion in 2021, our state’s manufacturing industry is a robust driver of North Carolina’s economic success.

What began in the 1880s as a sprinkling of textile mills across North Carolina’s landscape has evolved into an impressive, technologically-driven industry that generates more than 17% of our gross state product and employs more than 10% of our state’s workforce. The NC Manufacturing Tour elevates the visibility of this vital industry, educates the public about its statewide impact, and introduces students to limitless potential of manufacturing careers.


Official Tour Stops

Follow Along on the Tour: Click each highlighted area below to learn more about the stops on the NC Manufacturing Tour. Hover over a company name to see what they make and click “Learn more” to see coverage of our tour stop.

Learn More About Participating

Click below to express interest in the NC Manufacturing Tour. We look forward to learning more about your business and showcasing your facility statewide!

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Tour Coverage

See coverage of all our stops here.

Tour Schedule

We are adding stops as dates are confirmed!

Thursday, Sept. 5 at Sandvik Coromant in Mebane
Thursday, May 30 at Baxter Healthcare Company in Marion
Feb. 28: IndTool, Inc. in Burlington
Feb. 19: Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro
Jan. 24: Columbia Forest Products in Old Fort
Dec. 12: Arauco in Moncure
Dec. 12: Humacyte in Durham
Dec. 4: Atlas American Lighting in Burlington
Dec. 5: Corning in Wilmington
Nov. 29: Siemens Energy in Rural Hall
Nov. 7: Nucor in Hertford County

Fast Facts: Manufacturing in North Carolina

From the top manufacturing sectors and average salary to the overall value of North Carolina’s manufacturing output, browse the 2022 North Carolina Manufacturing facts provided directly by the National Association of Manufacturers.

See the Stats

For Students

Careers in Manufacturing: Virtual Experience

In this virtual choose-your-own adventure experience created by the National Association of Manufacturers, you’ll learn more about modern careers in manufacturing and practice the skills required, all while trying to beat the clock to earn your badge as a “creator.”


For Job Seekers

NC Manufacturing Jobs: What’s available?

Browse available manufacturing job opportunities near you using “Creators Connect,” a manufacturing job search engine hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Explore NC Manufacturing Careers