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Launch Pad 2.0: Gaston County's Entrepreneurial Challenge

Do you have the next great business idea?  Compete to win $12,500, $7,500, or $3,500!


LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA, Gastonia

Cologne/Gastonia – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. 


Aichele Purchases Site in Gastonia Technology Park for Manufacturing Plant

August 8, 2014 — The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Aichele Werkzeuge, GmbH has purchased a six acre site for construction of a manufacturing plant in the Gastonia Technology Park.


Company's first quarter jobs promise largest in state

Article originally published by Adam Orr of the Gaston Gazette, Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Pacific Coast Feather Co.’s February announcement, which, promised 140 local manufacturing jobs, was the largest of its kind in North Carolina for the first quarter of the year.


Pennsylvania Steel Purchases Manufacturing Plant in Stanley

The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Steel Company, Inc. has purchased an existing manufacturing plant in Stanley. This facility is located at 1000 NC Highway 27 and is 85,380 square feet in size.


Charlotte metro earns spot on Forbes 'Best Big Cities for Jobs' list

Article by the Gaston Gazette: Powered by job growth of more than two percent last year, the Charlotte metro area, including Gastonia and Rock Hill, S.C., was once again named to Forbes’ 2014 list of “Best Big Cities for Jobs.”


Pacific Coast Feather Company officially opens operations in Ranlo

The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Pacific Coast Feather Company has purchased and is renovating the plant located at 2500 Lowell Road. The privately held company plans to produce mattress pads and other products at this facility. Based in Seattle, Pacific Coast Feather Company has been creating premium down and […]


February Building Activities

Just out are Gaston County Building Permit Numbers for the month of February 2014. The $13 million sum of Manufacturing, Miscellaneous, and Retail building permit values for January and Feburary are 11% of 2013’s year end total of $121 million. With a total of $4.7 million in building permit values for February, the Manufacturing sector […]

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