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HAMLET — Richmond Community College has secured $20,000 in customized training for textile manufacturer Service Thread. A large portion of that will cover the cost of training employees on a new line of textile machines that will provide a greater level of flexibility and winding quality for coarse technical yarns.

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ROCKINGHAM — Global Packaging is getting closer to moving into its new facility on N.C. 177 in Hamlet.

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ROCKINGHAM — Direct Pack, Inc., a leader in sustainable, full circular, thermoformed plastic packaging, announced today that it is expanding its Rockingham, manufacturing capabilities with help from a $400,000 Rural Building Reuse Grant from the state of N.C. Department of Commerce. DPI has added 56,000 sq. ft. of space and flexible manufacturing lines, and increased its workforce by 50 percent since last fall.

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HAMLET — A local textile manufacturer was recently acquired by a French-based medical devices company.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College recently partnered with six local manufacturing companies to allow students to tour the facilities and connect the concepts they are learning in the classroom to real-world operations.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College recently held a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification class for employees from five different companies from Richmond and Scotland counties. 

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HAMLET — A Philadelphia-based construction firm is aiming to make Richmond County a hub for modular home manufacturing.

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Monday, 15 April 2019 12:58

COLUMN: Manufacturing jobs on the rise in NC

Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics.

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DOBBINS HEIGHTS – The wood pellet manufacturer Enviva proposed, and Richmond County officials have accepted, so it would now seem that this matrimonial union between industrial “progress” and the local community is imminent; all that remains for consummation of the pact is a matter of formality.

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