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Triad fabric maker surpasses plastic-to-fabric recycling milestone

In 2017, Greensboro-based Unifi (NYSE: UFI) set a goal of transforming 20 billion plastic bottles into synthetic yarns. On Thursday, the fabric maker announced it has exceeded its goal through its REPREVE platform of recycled performance fibers, which has been adopted by more than 500 global brand and textile partners. This milestone is the equivalent… Read more »

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California manufacturer Through6 to bring 160 jobs to Lee County

Through6, an apparel design and manufacturing company based in California, will open a facility in Lee County that will eventually employ 160 people, according to the Sanford Area Growth Alliance. The company plans to open the operation in phases, with a total investment of $2 million, according to a news release. Read More…

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Furniture maker looking to add 100 employees at Triad facility

Ashley Furniture Industries is seeking more than 100 full-time associates at its Advance manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment facility in Davie County. The company is looking to fill the positions as soon as possible in order to meet the increased demand in sales of home furnishings. Read More…

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Innovation Quarter launches healthtech lab initiative

Innovation Quarter aerial

Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter has announced the establishment of iQ Healthtech Labs, a physical and virtual hub for developing partnerships and breakthrough ideas within and through the iconic innovation district. The goal of iQ Healthtech Labs is to reduce the time frame of taking healthtech solutions from idea to the marketplace by creating collaborations between Innovation… Read more »

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Publication ranks Triad MSA as sixth best for corporate facility investments

Kontoor Brands Headquarters North Carolina

The Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area has been ranked the sixth best in the country for corporate facility investments in similar-size markets by Site Selection magazine. The ranking comes in the category with a population between 200,000 and 1 million. The Greensboro-High Point metropolitan statistical area is comprised of Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. Read More…

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Audentes Therapeutics Unveils $110M, 209-Job Gene Therapy Facility in Sanford

Audentes Therapeutics, a San Francisco gene therapy company, is joining other leaders in the highly specialized field by sticking a manufacturing sword in North Carolina soil. Audentes, which was purchased in January by Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., will establish a $109.4 million, 209-employee gene therapy production facility targeted to start operations as soon as next… Read more »

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Greater Winston-Salem puts emphasis on local economic strengths in growth initiative https://bit.ly/3ub01DM #econdev @greater_ws #CarolinaCore

So many opportunities in #aviation here! FedEx, HAECO, hiring more than 500 workers at PTI https://bit.ly/2PdmTUx @HAECO_Americas @flyfrompti

Lots of #Innovation in the textile industry! Hem Mills moving from Concord to the Burlington area, sets sights on growing hemp fabric manufacturing - @TriadBizAndy https://bit.ly/38Z8sKn @alamancechamber

Our #highered assets contribute to the momentum in the region! The Syllabus: GTCC's latest campus improvement plan https://bit.ly/3tDRBEH @JohnNewsomNR @_gtcc

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