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January 18, 2017

CMI Enterprises to Build New Vinyl Plant in North Carolina

CMI Enterprises to Build New Vinyl Plant in North Carolina - Bringing Vinyl Manufacturing Back to the US
The new facility will cut vinyl production time in half, while creating new jobs for American workers and supporting the revival of US Manufacturing in automotive & related sectors...

December 6, 2016

Everest Textile Co., Ltd is Weaving its Way to Rutherford County

Rutherfordton, NC – On December 6, 2016 Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III announced that Everest Textile Co., Ltd, headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan, will open its first United States production factory in a 383,919 sq ft facility in Forest City....

August 8, 2016

Local Rutherford County Manufacturer has a Leg Up in Rio!

Local Rutherford County manufacturer, Ultimate Textile Inc, provided the finishing work for the pants and shorts worn by the US Olympic Team during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio...

May 25, 2016

Duke Energy selects Rutherford County location for Site Readiness Program

RALEIGH, NC – Duke Energy has selected eight North Carolina properties for participation in this year’s Site Readiness Program to prepare them for business and industrial development...

April 22, 2016

CMI Enterprises, Inc to Expand Operations in Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced on April 21, 2016 that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved, under the state’s Community Development Block Grant program, a grant in the amount of $600,000 in support of the reuse of a building in Forest City by CMI Enterprises, Inc...

April 21, 2016

US Precision Construction, LLC Selects Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – On April 21, 2016 Governor Pat McCrory announced that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved, under the State’s Building Reuse program, a $500,000 grant awarded to Rutherford County to support the reuse of the manufacturing building located at 2015 Hwy 221 South in Forest City by US Precision Construction, LLC...

February 16, 2016

Valley Fine Foods Expands East Coast Operations to Fulfill Triple-Digit Growth

Leading Maker of Fresh Pasta and Sauces Ramps up Production in Forest City, NC...

February 10, 2016

North Carolina's Rutherford County - A Certified Work Ready Community

North Carolina’s Rutherford County received recognition as a Certified Work Ready Community during a celebration held at the Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College on Wednesday, February 10, 2016...

December 8, 2015

Lakeside Mills is featured in NC Field and Family

Lakeside Mills, located in Rutherford County, is featured in North Carolina Field and Family's Winter 2015-16 issue...

November 13, 2015

We've done some of the dirty work so you don't have to!

WE'VE DONE SOME OF THE DIRTY WORK SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO...check out our latest advertisement in Site Selection Magazine's November 2015 issue!

October 2, 2015

Facebook to Add Third Data Center in Forest City

Forest City, NC  The Rutherford County Board of Commissioners is pleased to share in the announcement that Facebook has chosen to expand their data center operations in Forest City...

July 1, 2015

Join us in the center of it all!

Check out our advertisement in the July 2015 issue of Site Selection Magazine...

June 29, 2015

White Oak Carpet Mills, LLC Expands in Rutherford County

Spindale, NC - On June 29, 2015 Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III announced that White Oak Carpet Mills, LLC, a manufacturer of finely crafted custom designed carpets and rugs that has been operating in North Carolina for 16 years, will expand its operations in Rutherford County...

June 8, 2015

Rutherfordton makes list of 50 safest cities in North Carolina

SafeWise reports Rutherfordton as one of the 50 safest cities in North Carolina-2015...

April 27, 2015

Pre-grading Activities Complete at Gateway West Commerce Park

WE'VE DONE SOME OF THE DIRTY WORK SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO!...Gateway West Commerce Park is ready for development!...

April 14, 2015

Rutherford County Businesses Earn Safety Awards

Rutherford County Economic Development Commission is proud to recognize Rutherford County business recipients of the NC Department of Labor Safety Awards presented Tuesday, April 14 at the Cleveland/Rutherford Safety Awards Banquet at the LeGrand Center in Shelby, NC...

March 18, 2015

Family Preservation Services of NC Expands Their Footprint in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Economic Development is pleased to announce that as a result of recent new contracts, the potential for additional contracts and to meet increased demand for services in the county, Family Preservation Services of NC will expand their footprint in Rutherford County...

November 12, 2014

Inland Port Shares Export Options with Local Business

South Carolina Inland Port boosts efficiency for international freight movements between the Port of Charleston and companies located across the Southeast...

November 6, 2014

Ameridial, Inc. New Facility Grand Opening

Spindale, NC - The Rutherford County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Ameridial, Inc. held their ribbon cutting event at their new call center facility in Spindale, NC at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 6th, 2014...

September 12, 2014

Top Utilities in Economic Development

Duke Energy named one of top utilities for economic development by Site Selection Magazine...

July 30, 2014

Trelleborg Achieves Safety Milestone

Rutherfordton, NC - The Trelleborg Coated Systems manufacturing facility in Rutherfordton achieved the milestone of more than two million hours without a lost time incident in June...

July 17, 2014

Free Wi-Fi Program for Local Students

A pilot program is being lauched to deliver free Wi-Fi access to students who live in the neighborhood surrounding the Rutherford Opportunity Center in Forest City...

May 21, 2014

Ameridial, Inc. Plans Expansion in Spindale

Spindale, NC - The Rutherford County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Ameridial, Inc. proposes to expand their call center operations...

April 23, 2014

Alliance Precision Plastics Inc. Grows in Rutherford County

Spindale, NC - The Rutherford County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Alliance Precision Plastics Inc. proposes to expand production capabilities at their existing facility located at 171 Fairground Road...

April 21, 2014

Rutherford County Businesses Earn Safety Awards

The NC Department of Labor Safety Awards Safety Awards Program recognizes private firms and public agencies in NC that achieve and maintain outstanding safety records. The program is designed to stimulate interst in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace...

March 27, 2014

NC Rural Infrastructure Second Round of Grants

Raleigh, N.C. – NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced today that the NC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grants totaling more than $8.1 million...

March 18, 2014

Creative Gift Packaging Expands in Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – The Rutherford County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Creative Gift Packaging headquartered in Rutherford County, NC is expanding their warehouse, online fulfillment center, call center and distribution operation...

March 4, 2014

Bonita Pioneer Expands East to Rutherford County

Forest City, NC - On March 4, 2014 Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that Bonita Manufacturing Products, Inc., doing business as Bonita Pioneer, will locate a new east coast manufacturing operation in Rutherford County...

March 1, 2014

Trelleborg Magazine T-Time 3-2014 Article, A Golden Nugget

Trelleborg Magazine T-Time 3-2014 Article, A Golden Nugget. **Article copyright: Trelleborg magazine T-Time, published with permission from the Trelleborg Group.** ...

February 27, 2014

Team Air Inc To Create Jobs in Rutherford County

Forest City, NC - On February 27, 2014 Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that Team Air, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom air handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Rutherford County...

November 14, 2013

Horsehead Gives Back to The Community

Mooresboro, NCAn event held today provided another great example of the investment Horsehead Metal Products, Inc. continues to make in Hicks Grove Community and Rutherford County...

November 7, 2013

Cohesion Phenomics Opens High-Tech Lab

Spindale, NC - On November 7, 2013 Cohesion Phenomics held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a Molecular Diagnostics laboratory at 230 Spindale Street...

October 22, 2013

Trelleborg Selects Rutherford County

Rutherfordton, NC - Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that Trelleborg Coated Systems US, Inc., a leading manufacturer of engineered polymer solutions, will expand its operations in Rutherford County...

October 14, 2013

Sunrise USA - Big Plus For Rutherford County

Read the Article in Rutherford Weekly...

September 19, 2013

Economic Development Product Tour

Forest City, NC – Rutherford County Elected Officials and members of the Economic Development Commission visited several of Rutherford County’s largest existing industrial facilities on September 18...

September 12, 2013

Duke Energy Will Help Prepare Rutherford County Location for Potential Industrial Development

Charlotte, NC — Duke Energy Carolinas has chosen a 90-acre tract near Forest City and Spindale, NC, to participate in the utility’s 2013 Site Readiness Program to prepare the location for potential industrial development...

August 27, 2013

Isothermal Community College Ranked Among Nation's Best

Four of North Carolina's community colleges made the top 50 in a rankings list published by Washington Monthly...

August 8, 2013

Isothermal Textile Services Moves to Spindale

Spindale, NC – Rutherford County Economic Development is pleased to announce that Isothermal Textile Services has purchased the former Watts Regulator building...

August 7, 2013

Sunrise USA locates in Ellenboro

Forest City, NC – Rutherford County Economic Development is pleased to announce that Sunrise USA has purchased the building located at 171 Race Path Church Road and will open its new manufacturing and distribution operation in Ellenboro, NC...

July 15, 2013

AdvantageWest Activity Report

AdvantageWest published an Advanced Manufacturing Activity Report which compares 2011, 2012 and the first half of 2013...

July 13, 2013

Business Development Workshop for Veterans

Attend this 4-hour no-cost workshop to learn about assistance and options for doing business with the government. This session is specifically designed for Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans...

June 28, 2013

Hicks Grove Road Ribbon Cutting

Raleigh, NC – Officials from the NCDOT joined state and local leaders today in Rutherford County to cut the ribbon on the Hicks Grove Road project, which will provide access into the Horsehead Corporation’s new zinc and diversified metals production facility near Forest City...

June 11, 2013

Ameridial Ranked Top 50 Teleservices Agency

Ameridial, Inc. announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®), a global, integrated media company, has named Ameridial on its CUSTOMER 28th Annual Top 50 Teleservices Agencies Ranking...

May 16, 2013

Locally Made Polyurethane Wheels Put to the Test

Rutherfordton, NC -  Sunray, Inc. is a manufacturer of polyurethane products located in the small town of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, and is one of only two U.S. manufacturers contracted by the Department of Defense to manufacture road wheels for the M9 Armored Combat Earthmover (M9 ACE)...

April 24, 2013

Ameridial Honored for Helping Clients Improve CRM

Ameridial announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), a global, integrated media company has named Ameridial as a recipient of a 2013 CRM Excellence Award...

March 7, 2013

Timken Named to World's Most Ethical Companies List

Rutherfordton, NC — The Timken Company has earned a position on Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list for the third time since 2010...

February 18, 2013

Rural Center Study Details Prospects for Manufacturing Resurgence

Today, the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center released the results of an expansive, yearlong study of the state of manufacturing in North Carolina...

February 17, 2013

SENC hires new manager

Southeastern Rack Company of North Carolina (SENC) located off US 64/74 in Rutherfordton has a new plant manager...

January 29, 2013

Manroy Defense Systems to Create 53 Jobs in Spindale, NC

Spindale, NC - Rutherford County Economic Development is pleased to announce that Manroy Defense Systems will expand their current operations in Spindale, NC...

November 5, 2012

Economic Development Strategic Planning RFP

Rutherford County is seeking proposals from qualified firms with extensive experience in developing economic development strategic plans...

October 19, 2012

Diamondback Tactical Secures Contract

Spindale, NC — A local protective armor manufacturer will soon be outfitting members of the FBI...

October 18, 2012

Facebook distributes second group of grants

Forest City, NC - 16 recipients benefit from Facebook's 2012 class of Facebook Community Grants...

August 28, 2012

Economic Development Projects Earn Awards

Horsehead investment earns Rutherford County the Corporate Investment Award from Trade and Industry Development Magazine...

August 24, 2012

Local Company Lands Contract with South Pacific Island Nation

Rutherfordton, NC - CAAMS has sold one of its Twin Otter aircraft to Air Kiribati Ltd. Kiribati is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean...

July 12, 2012

Valley Fine Foods locates in Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – Rutherford County Economic Development is pleased to announce that Valley Fine Foods will open its new East Coast manufacturing operation...

June 27, 2012

Wells, Jenkins & Wells expands in Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – The Rutherford County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Wells, Jenkins & Wells, headquartered in Rutherford County, NC, is expanding their operations...

June 8, 2012

Diamondback Tactical

At Diamondback, overcoming obstacles further strengthens its resolve...

April 20, 2012

Facebook officially opens Forest City Data Center

Forest City, NC — With one press of a “Like” button, the Facebook Data Center, located on U.S. 74A and Old Caroleen Road, was officially open for business...

April 20, 2012

Facebook Data Center marks Forest City Opening

Facebook's Forest City Data Center is officially open! - read all about it through various news articles...

March 14, 2012

NC Projects Earn 2012 CiCi Awards

Horsehead Corporation is making a capital investment of more than $350 million near Forest City, North Carolina (Rutherford County), to build a state-of-the-art zinc production facility...

March 9, 2012

Ameridial to Add 195 Jobs in Rutherford County

Raleigh, NC – Governor Bev Perdue today announced that Ameridial Inc., a provider of contact center services, will expand operations at its facility in Rutherford County...  

February 29, 2012

Alliance Precision Plastics Acquires Molding Dynamics

Spindale, NC — A sign proclaiming the arrival of Alliance Precision Plastics Corporation was up at the former Molding Dynamics facility Monday afternoon as the company awaited approval of industrial development grants by Rutherford County officials...

February 28, 2012

Plastics manufacturer to add 54 jobs in Rutherford County

Governor Bev Perdue on Feb. 27 announced that Alliance Precision Plastics Corp, an injection molding plastics and tooling manufacturer, will locate a facility in Rutherford County...

February 28, 2012

Isothermal Community College Data Center Institute will Boost Opportunities

Facebook recently donated a rack of servers to ICC that will be used for the Data Center Institute as well as related coursework that is part of the school's curriculum...

December 5, 2011

MCNC: Broadband key infrastructure for future

MCNC is an independent nonprofit that provides technical infrastructure to educate, innovate and enhance economic development throughout North Carolina...

December 1, 2011

Ameridial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Spindale, NC — A group of new Ameridial employees were listening intently to call-center trainer Sarah Wolf while a group of local dignitaries were attending the company’s official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony a few feet away...

November 4, 2011

ICC's Career Expo Exposes Students to Unique Opportunities

Students attending ICC's Career Expo got to see and hear from welders, plasma cutters, electricians and other skilled tradesmen as they discussed their occupations and future potential in their fields...

October 28, 2011

Facebook Announces Rutherford County Grant Recipients

21 Nonprofits Receive Facebook-Rutherford Community Action Grants to Help County Residents Connect with New Opportunities...

October 10, 2011

Ameridial Opens New Call Center

Spindale. NC – Ameridial Inc, one of the nation’s leading contact centers, has opened a new 48 seat facility in Rutherford County...

October 5, 2011

Facebook Expands, Adds Jobs in Rutherford County

 Social media giant Facebook is growing, adding users every day. Now, they're adding new jobs in North Carolina...

October 4, 2011

Facebook Opens Data Center in Western North Carolina

Charlotte, NC – State and local leaders said there's a lot to like as the social networking company Facebook gets closer to opening the first phase of a data center in Forest City...

September 23, 2011

Bixler named on Becker's List

Forest City, NC — David Bixler, President and CEO of Rutherford Regional Health System is included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s “291 Hospital and Health Systems Leaders to Know”...

September 21, 2011

Work Begins Quickly for Horsehead's Arrival

Hicks Grove, NC — Bulldozers, back hoes, dump trucks and other heavy equipment were moving fast here Tuesday before 8 a.m., grading for the new location of Horsehead Corporation...

September 19, 2011

New Industry Receives Leaders' Support

Spindale, NC — Leaders from Rutherford County stood before Rutherford County Commissioners and the Forest City Town Commissioners Monday afternoon at Isothermal Community College’s Foundation, expressing their support of Horsehead Corporation’s relocation here and asked the two governmental entities to approve incentives to bring the company to Rutherford County...

September 19, 2011

Governor Welcomes Horsehead to Rutherford County

The largest zinc producer in the United States — Horsehead Corporation — is bringing its newest facility to Rutherford County, investing $360 million here with intentions of bringing 250 jobs to the area...

August 26, 2011

Two Companies Will Add Jobs

Spindale, NC — Diamondback Tactical is moving its manufacturing business within Rutherford County, making way for Manroy USA to occupy the Yelton Street building...

July 26, 2011

NC Capital Access Program

The North Carolina Capital Access Program expands business finance options for businesses across the state. By reducing risk, it encourages banks and other qualified lenders to consider loans that otherwise fall just outside conventional underwriting standards...

July 13, 2011

NCDOT Sets Timeline for US 221 Bypass Road Work

Forest City, NC — The much anticipated State Transportation Improvement Program has been released and includes updates on the US 221 widening project through Rutherford County and the bypass project around Rutherfordton...

June 17, 2011

Johnson Named NCEDA Developer of the Year

Forest City, NC — During the height of the recession, economic development took a backseat to economic survival. But Rutherford County Economic Development Commission Director Tom Johnson continued his efforts, knowing the two go hand in hand...

June 16, 2011

Tom Johnson Named Developer of the Year 2011

Congratulations to Thomas Johnson, CEcD, HLM, Executive Director of the Rutherford County Economic Development Corporation who has been named Economic Developer of the Year by the NC Economic Developers Association...

June 1, 2011

Facebook Facility a Work in Progress

Forest City, NC — How the completed Facebook Data Center campus off Old Caroleen Road will look can only be left to the imagination...

May 24, 2011

Facebook - The Project That Keeps on Giving

Forest City, NC – Facebook announced their east coast data center location in this community in November of 2010. In the six months since, and that’s right only six months, this company has made a tremendous economic impact on the area...

May 24, 2011

Facebook-Rutherford Community Action Grants

Forest City, NC — Local officials joined the Facebook data center manager Tuesday morning to announce a new grants program that will distribute up to $200,000 in awards this year to eligible nonprofits in Rutherford County...

March 15, 2011

Projects Awarded for Community Impact

Raleigh, NC – Three economic development projects announced by Gov. Bev Perdue and the N.C. Department of Commerce were recently selected to receive 2011 CiCi Awards by Trade & Industry Development, a leading magazine dedicated to site selection...

February 28, 2011

Data Centers Growing in North Carolina

Western North Carolina is quickly becoming a hot spot for data centers...

February 22, 2011

Facebook 101

Hello from Facebook. As construction of our new $450 million data center in Rutherford County continues apace, we cordially invite you to participate in Facebook 101, a training session for small businesses and nonprofits...

December 7, 2010

Facebook's Data Center Project Hires Locally

Rutherford County, NC - Facebook representatives today described how to apply for work at the company’s $450 million data center now under construction in Rutherford County...

November 11, 2010

Facebook "Likes" Rutherford County video

View the unveiling of the most recent addition to Rutherford County...

November 11, 2010

Facebook "Friends" Rutherford County

Forest City, NC — It’s official: Facebook likes Rutherford County! Facebook, the world’s leading social networking site, connecting more than 500 million people worldwide, will invest $450 million in Rutherford County with the construction of a data center...

October 30, 2010

Company to Invest $450M

Forest City, NC — A company has made a $450 million commitment to Rutherford County in the form of a data center, call centers and other related facilities, county officials say...

July 17, 2010

CMI bringing 53 jobs to Rutherford

Forest City, NC — Rutherford County will soon see 53 new jobs as CMI Enterprises has announced a manufacturing facility that produces trim for cars, buses, RVs and trucks...

July 16, 2010

Automotive Trim Manufacturer to Bring 53 Jobs, New Manufacturing Facility to Rutherford County

Raleigh, NC – Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that C.M.I. Enterprises Inc., a national supplier of automotive soft-trim materials, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Rutherford County...

July 13, 2010

Rutherford Hospital Named One of America's 20 Best Community Hospitals

Rutherfordton, NC – Rutherford Hospital Inc. (RHI) has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the 20 best community hospitals in America for 2010...

May 4, 2010

County Gets an A+ Rating on Bonds

Rutherfordton, NC — County Commissioners got some good news about the county’s bond rating at their May meeting Monday night. Standard and Poor’s has upgraded the county from an “A” rating to an “A+” rating...

March 15, 2010

Local Company Reinvents Wheel

Green Hill, NC — What do U.S. Army tanks, Boeing jets and Autumn Lanes bowling alley have in common? They all use custom wheels made by Sunray, Inc...

October 20, 2009

NC is the Top State to Build a Data Center

North Carolina is the top state in the nation, and the United States is the No. 2 nation in which to build a data center...

September 24, 2009

The Foundation at ICC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

It is often said that Isothermal Community College is Rutherford County’s jewel, and there is much truth in that, and one of the diamonds on that jewel is The Foundation at ICC...

May 13, 2009

Golden LEAF Brings Fiber Network to Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – Rutherford County is pleased to announce that on June 30, 2009 the Public Safety Fiber Network will be completed, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation...