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Gaston’s graduation rate is the highest ever

Gastonia, N.C. – The high school graduation rate for Gaston County Schools is the highest ever, according to information released today by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The graduation rate for the Class of 2015 is 86.3 percent.


Lowell Unveils a New Look

New signs are going up at major gateways to Lowell. They feature a bold and colorful look and a new slogan.


International Express Trucking, Inc. expands operations to Lowell

International Express Trucking, Inc. has purchased the former Wagner Knitting Building, a 77,000 square foot facility located at 141 Robins Street in Lowell, NC. Warehouse and distribution operations will be housed in this location. International Express Trucking, Inc. has multiple locations in Charlotte and Atlanta.


New Tosaf USA Manufacturing Facility

See the progress to the new Tosaf USA manufacturing facility in Bessemer City, NC! Thanks to the Samet Corportion for sharing.  


Freightliner to add 605 jobs in Gaston County

Daimler Trucks North America Announces Plans to Ramp Up Production and Hire More Than 600 Employees at Mt. Holly, North Carolina Plant04/29/2015


N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Grants

North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 16 grants or loans totaling more than $4.7 million with the commitment of 392 new jobs. The RIA was established as part of the Rural Economic Development Division […]


Tosaf USA to Construct Advanced Polymers Manufacturing Plant in Bessemer City

December 12, 2014- The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Tosaf USA will purchase approximately 18 acres from Gaston County in the Southridge Business Park in Bessemer City.


Dixon Quick Coupling to Expand in the Gastonia Technology Park

November 18, 2014 — Dixon Quick Coupling, a global manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic quick coupling devices, announced today the 70,000 square foot expansion of their Gastonia Technology Park facility.  


New Industry Grand Opening

1200 Tulip Drive in Gastonia (next to the entrance to the Daimler Parts Plant) November 7, 2014, 9 o’clock in the morning Mr. Amilton Medeiros Silva, President & CEO of Dalton Dynamics Internacional Ltda. will speak at the opening event! Mr. Silva is a former Rotary Club Governor and he is very involved with the Rotary […]

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