The birthplace of stock-car racing and a NASCAR hub, North Carolina is home to more than 290 automotive manufacturing establishments and a workforce of over 26,000. North Carolina’s automotive manufacturing industry grew 25 percent in the past five years.

Automotive, Truck & Heavy Machinery Companies in North Carolina

Aisin AW

Aisin AW

4112 Old Oxford Highway Durham

American Tire Distributors

12200 Herbert Wayne Court, Huntersville, NC

Arvin Meritor

1000 Rockwell Drive, Fletcher, NC

Arvin Meritor

160 Ash Drive Forest City

Arvin Meritor

22021 Skyway Church Road, Maxton, NC

ASMO

1125 Sugg Parkway, Greenville, NC

ASMO

740 Crawford Road, Statesville, NC

AW North Carolina

4112 Old Oxford Road, Durham, NC

Best Logistics Group

829 Graves Street, Kernersville, NC

BorgWarner

BorgWarner

1849 Brevard Road, Arden, NC

BorgWarner

40 Cane Creek Industrial Park Road, Fletcher, NC

Bridgestone

Bridgestone

505 West Industry Drive, Oxford, NC

Camco Manufacturing

121 Landmark Drive, Greensboro, NC

Cargo Transporters

3390 North Oxford Street, Claremont, NC

Caterpillar

400 Regency Forest Drive, Cary, NC

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

954 NC-42, Clayton, NC

Caterpillar

517 Industrial Park Road, Franklin, NC

Caterpillar

90 Ceramic Tile Dr, Morganton, NC

Caterpillar

7970 U.S. 70, New Bern, NC

Caterpillar

5000 Womack Road, Sanford, NC

Caterpillar

1685 South Brightleaf Boulevard, Smithfield, NC

Colony Tire Corp.

1415 North Broad Street, Edenton, NC

Consolidated Diesel

9377 U.S. 301, Whitakers, NC

Consolidated Metco

780 Patton Ave, Monroe, NC

Continental Teves

1 Quality Way, Fletcher, NC

Continental Teves

Continental Teves

1103 Jamestown Road, Morganton, NC

Cooper-Standard Automotive

Cooper-Standard Automotive

308 Fedelon Trail, Goldsboro, NC

Cummins Atlantic

3700 Jeff Adams Drive, Charlotte, NC

Daimler Buses

6012 Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC

Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks

210 Bear Poplar Road, Cleveland, NC

Daimler Trucks

1400 Tulip Drive, Gastonia, NC

Daimler Trucks

1408 Courtesy Road, High Point, NC

Daimler Trucks

1800 North Main Street, Mount Holly, NC

Dana Corporation

1 Wix Way, Gastonia, NC

Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group

1293 Glenway Drive, Statesville, NC

Dana Transport

1730 Tar Heel Road, Charlotte, NC

DENSO (ASMO Greenville of North Carolina)

DENSO (ASMO Greenville of North Carolina)

1125 Sugg Parkway, Greenville, NC

DENSO (ASMO North Carolina)

470 Crawford Road, Statesville, NC

Epes Carriers

3400 Edgefield Court, Greensboro, NC

Freightliner

100 Highland Center Boulevard, Asheville, NC

Freightliner

4633 Equipment Drive, Charlotte, NC

Freightliner

11550 Statesville Boulevard, Cleveland, NC

Freightliner

6420 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, NC

Freightliner

3682 Curleys Fish Camp Road, Hildebran, NC

Freightliner

5226 Corporation Drive, Hope Mills, NC

Freightliner

Freightliner

1803 North Main Street, Mount Holly, NC

Freightliner

3500 Yonkers Road, Raleigh, NC

GETRAG

1848 GKN Way, Newton, NC

GKN Conover

407 Thornburg Drive Southeast, Conover, NC

GKN Driveline

GKN Driveline

1067 Trollingwood Hawfields Road, Mebane, NC

GKN Driveline

6400 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC

GKN Driveline

4901 Womack Road, Sanford, NC

GKN Driveline

1190 Old US Highway 501, Timberlake, NC

Goodyear

890 Pineview Road, Asheboro, NC

Goodyear

Goodyear

6650 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

Goodyear

108 Business Park Drive, Statesville, NC

Grede II

307 Wright Road, Biscoe, NC

Honda Aircraft Company

3721 NC-119, Haw River, NC

IAC

313 Bethany Road, Albemarle, NC

IAC

North Railroad Street, Old Fort, NC

IAC

163 Glen Road, Troy, NC

Mack Trucks

7825 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC

Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA

2101 Nash Street, Sanford, NC

Manheim Remarketing

317 Bagley Road, Kenly, NC

Manheim Remarketing

145 Auction Lane, Statesville, NC

Medallion Transport & Logistics

307 Oates Road, Mooresville, NC

Purolator

3200 Natal Street, Fayetteville, NC

Salem Holding Co.

175 Charlois Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC

Snider Tire

200 East Meadowview Road, Greensboro, NC

Stanadyne

405 White Street, Jacksonville, NC

Stanadyne (CLARCOR Engine Mobile Solutions)

230 Clarks Neck Road, Washington, NC

Thomas Built Buses

Thomas Built Buses

1408 Courtesy Road, High Point, NC

Timken

7401 Carmel Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, NC

Timken

205 Industrial Park Access, Columbus, NC

Timken

1000 Timken Place, Iron Station, NC

Timken

3500 Timken Place, Randleman, NC

Timken

1510 U.S. 221, Rutherfordton, NC

Timken

3234 U.S. 421, Wilmington, NC

Transportation Insight

310 Main Avenue Way Southeast, Hickory, NC

Volvo

252 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC

Volvo

7040 East Independence Expressway, Charlotte, NC

Volvo

2529 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Volvo

7900 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC

Competitive Advantages

Low Tax Burden

At 3 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the United States. In fact, North Carolina offers a low tax burden across the board. Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 1 for lowest state and local tax burden in the U.S.

Access to Extensive Rail System

North Carolina is home to the largest consolidated rail system in the U.S., with more than 3,200 miles (5,150 km) of track providing access to major seaports and other manufacturing hubs in the Southeast.

Access to Deep-Water Seaports

North Carolina boasts two deep-water seaports in Wilmington and Morehead City that offer quick turn times, low costs and easy access to the state’s extensive rail and highway systems. The state also offers convenient access to additional ports in Norfolk, Va., and Charleston, S.C.

Reliable, Low-Cost Electricity

North Carolina’s average industrial electricity rates run more than 8 percent less than the U.S. average.

Workforce

Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast

With over 460,000 manufacturing workers, North Carolina has the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast, and the 10th largest in the U.S. Manufacturing accounts for 20 percent of the state’s GSP, fifth-highest in the nation.

Highly Skilled & Educated Workforce

North Carolinians train at nationally recognized research universities – including Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – and at the state’s 58-campus community college system.

Military-Provided Readymade Workforce

North Carolina has the third-largest military population in the U.S. An estimated 78,000 military separations by 2018 offers a unique, readymade workforce to North Carolina manufacturers.

NCWorks Customized Training Program

NCWorks is a comprehensive workforce development program that includes an online jobs database for talent recruiters and job seekers alike. NCWorks also features a customized training program for new and existing businesses in the state.

Research Infrastructure

North Carolina Center for Automotive Research

The North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR) was created to assist the automotive industry with product research, testing and development. It features a 2-mile, bi-directional road course, 2-acre vehicle dynamics area and a 7-acre dirt facility.

North Carolina Motorsports and Automotive Research Center

The North Carolina Motorsports and Automotive Research Center (NCMARC) houses motorsports research facilities, including a water tunnel, wind tunnel, alternative propulsion dynamometer test cell, computational labs and other research facilities, as well as faculty and graduate student offices.

Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center

The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center is committed to research and development toward optimum smart-grid technology and deployment to make broad consumption of electric vehicles a reality.

Advanced Transportation Energy Center

The Advanced Transportation Energy Center (ATEC) develops fundamental and enabling electric-vehicle technologies and battery- and power-electronics technologies for the automotive industry.