Manufacturing is one of Iredell’s Top Industry Sectors with 14,5% employment, representing 11,730 workers with over 350 employer firms. The Charlotte Region manufacturing cluster represents 145,000 workers at 3,600 employer firms. The growth in advanced manufacturing is diversified across a number of areas including Automotive Parts, Components, Plastics, Advanced Textiles, Machinery, and Energy Manufacturing. Through the support of partnership among economic development partners, industry, and academia, there are a number of workforce and research and innovation assets workforce development initiatives that have been instrumental in growing this industry as a leading employment sector in the region.

Among the reasons Advanced Manufacturers choose Iredell and the region include:

• Connectivity: We are a major transportation corridor with access I77, I40, and I85 connecting 72% of the US within a 2-Day Trucking Drive.  We have 2 railroads that serve Iredell County, Alexander Railroad and Norfolk Southern. Iredell is 40 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the sixth busiest airport in the world.
• Low Cost Of Doing Business: The Charlotte Region provides a low cost of doing business, through the lowest unionization rates in the US, a business friendly tax structure, and low cost of living.
• Robust Industrial Base: With over 145,000 manufacturing workers in the Charlotte Region, there are numrouse education and research and innovation assets to support manufacturers.
• Future Growth: Iredell County and the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia MSA are one the fastest growing metros in the country and this growth creates more opportunities for our industries to thrive.

Iredell’s Top Manufacturers

Company AddressEmployee RangeNAICSDescription
NGK Ceramics USA119 Mazeppa Road
Mooresville, NC 28115
750-999336390Ceramics substrates for automotive
BestCo Inc. 288 Mazeppa Road
Mooresville, NC 28115
500-74932541OTC pharmaceuticals
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation2700 W. Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677
500-749339111Manufacturer of laboratory equipment
Pactiv LLC314 Mooresville Boulevard
Mooresville, NC 28115
500-749322219Disposable food service products
Cheney Brothers195 Business Park Drive
Statesville, NC 28677
500-749424410General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesale
Doosan Infracore Portable Power1293 Glenway Drive
Statesville, NC 28625
500-749423120Portable power
Nelson Global Products1401 Industrial Drive
Statesville, NC 28625
250-499331210Iron steel pipe & tube manufacturing
Denso Corporation470 Crawford Road
Statesville, NC 28625
250-499335312DC motor & generator manufacturer
Team Penske / Penske Racing200 Penske Way
Mooresville, NC 28115
AmesburyTruth125 AmesburyTruth Dr
Statesville, NC 28625
250-499332321Seals, hardware, weights and sliding parts for windows and doors
Carolina Beverage Group110 Barley Park Lane
Mooresville, NC 28115
Keytsone Powdered Metal Company250 Old Murdock Road
Troutman, NC 28116
250-499336390Structural automotive
Pratt Industries USA185 Deer Ridge Lane
Statesville, NC 28625
250-499322211Corrugated board & boxes
Cardinal Glass FG342 Mooresville Boulevard
Mooresville, NC 28115
250-499327212Glass fabrication
Mack Molding Co.149 Water Tank Road
Statesville, NC 28677
250-499326199Plastic injection molding
Badger Sportswear Inc.111 Badger Lane
Statesville, NC 28625
250-499315220Sportswear & uniforms
JPS Composite Materials5325 Conner Street
Statesville, NC 28677
100-249313210Broad woven fabric mills
IOMAX 133 River Park Road 
Mooresville, NC 28117
100-249236220Aerospace, surveillance, and weapons system design
Toter Inc841 Meacham Road
Statesville, NC 28677
100-249326199Automated cart system for curbside garbage collection
Roush Yates297 Rolling Hill Road
Mooresville, NC 28117
100-249336390Motor vehicle parts & accessories
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.108 Business Park Drive
Stateville, NC 28677
100-249326211Rubber Tire Molds
C.R. Onsrud Inc.120 Technology Drive
Troutman, NC 28166
100-249423842CNC machinery
Niagara Bottling178 Mooresville Blvd
Mooresville, NC 28115
Berry Global111 Excellence Lane 
Mooresville, NC 28115
100-249326199Packaging paper & plastics film
WM T Burnett & Co 2550 W Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677
100-249424990Manufacture technical polyurethane poams
LB Plastics482 East Plaza Drive
Mooresville, NC 28115
100-249326121PVC Profile Extrusions
WestRock279 Mooresville Boulevard 
Mooresville, NC 28115
100-249322130Paperboard mills
J.C. Steele & Sons, Inc. 701 S Mulberry Street 
Statesville, NC 28677
100-249333249Manufacturer of brick, block and tile making machines
American Stainless Tubing129 Honeycutt Road
Troutman, NC 28166
100-249331210Stainless steel tubing
ACCUMA Corporation133 Fanjoy Road
Statesville, NC 28625
100-249Plastic automotive/industrial battery casings; injection molding
International Paper930 Meacham Road
Statesville, NC 28677
100-249Producers of fiber-based products
Structure Medical, Inc.111 Cayuga Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117
100-249Manufacturer of spine, trauma and arthroscopic medical implant products
MacLean Fogg227 Manufacturers Blvd.
Mooresville, NC 28115
100-249332721Precision screw machined components
Bartlett Company701 South Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
100-249Animal feeds
Mid State Machine2960 Corriher Grange Road
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125
100-249Hydraulic systems
Merchants Metals165 Fanjoy Road 
Statesville, NC 28625
100-249Fence Manufacturer
3A Composites USA Inc.3480 Taylorsville Highway
Statesville, NC 28625
100-249Core materials for sandwich constructions

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupation Title20182028Net GrowthAnnual Growth
Total, All Occupations1,214,0291,350,851136,8221.1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations105,456123,96318,5071.6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations77,31790,54313,2261.6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations100,444111,45111,0071.0%
Management Occupations71,68682,51310,8271.4%
Construction and Extraction Occupations54,64864,4179,7691.7%
Sales and Related Occupations134,995144,6689,6730.7%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations61,05770,5209,4631.5%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations44,32753,5759,2481.9%
Personal Care and Service Occupations39,82647,0007,1741.7%
Healthcare Support Occupations31,71238,3616,6491.9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations167,982174,5776,5950.4%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations51,96657,1035,1370.9%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations55,30059,5074,2070.7%
Building and Maintenance Occupations38,55142,6654,1141.0%
Community and Social Service Occupations19,19621,5722,3761.2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations16,24018,3692,1291.2%
Protective Service Occupations27,63529,6852,0500.7%
Legal Occupations8,4039,8871,4841.6%
Design, Media, Entertainment & Sports Occupations16,47617,8941,4180.8%
Production Occupations80,08180,8587770.1%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations4,8925,6187261.4%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations5,8396,1052660.4%