North Carolina, a state known for being “first in flight”, Statesville is a leader in regional aviation. In addition to Statesville Regional Airport, we provide corporate aviation facilities for two Fortune 500 companies, Lowe’s and Newell Rubbermaid, as well as multiple NASCAR teams. Numerous aviation parts and equipment manufacturers make their home in our region, including Southern Prestige Industries. Southern Prestige Industries is one of only a handful of North Carolina companies certified to Aerospace Standard AS 9100 Rev. B.
The Statesville Region lies at the center of a growing hub for the Life Sciences. Just 22 miles southeast you’ll find the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.
Kewaunee Scientific, based in Statesville is the nation’s largest manufacturer of laboratory and technical furniture. We are also just 39 miles from Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem and 40 miles from Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, all ranked among the best hospitals in America.
Transportation & Logistics
Located along I-40 and I-77, our region offers natural transportation advantages. Our close proximity to two major interstates affords easy highway access to I-85, as well as I-95, I-81, I-20 and I-26. Currently, seven million square feet of distribution and warehouse space is occupied, plus several major regional distribution centers and logistics companies have located here.
- Kontane Logistics
- Holland Transportation Management Services
- Statesville Distribution Services
- R.C. Moore
Featured site: West Park
Food & Beverage
Both the Statesville Region and North Carolina boast a rich agricultural heritage. Our mild temperate climate and abundant water supply from the Catawba and Yadkin Rivers support a wide variety of natural, animal and crop resources. We also offer a workforce with acute knowledge and training in food handling and safety. Most recently, Origin Food Group and Pate Dawson Company joined our regional food and beverage cluster which includes:
- Bridgford Foods
- Lineage Logistics
- Tyson Foods
- Carolina Beverage Group
- Niagara Bottling
Featured site: Statesville Business & Industrial Park 67 acre site
Advanced Manufacturing Metal Fabrication
Advanced metalworking and fabrication has grown rapidly in our region. Our community includes a cohesive group of advanced metalworking companies, all benefiting from our diverse resources and CNC Technology program at Mitchell Community College in Statesville. Members of our regional advanced manufacturing metal fabrication cluster include:
- Paumac Tubing
- American Stainless Tubing, Inc. (ASTI)
- Southern Prestige Industries
- Engineered Sintered Components
- Tube Specialties Company
Featured site: Sherrill Industrial Land
Automotive & Truck Parts
Thanks to our location, we’re well-positioned to provide just-in-time parts shipping to “new south” auto assembly plants in South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama. Three of the Statesville Region’s largest industrial employers are automobile and/or truck parts suppliers:
In addition, our strong NASCAR presence and educational programs yield a highly skilled workforce and wealth of technical innovations.
Featured site: Carolinas Interstate Corporate Park