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
4112 Old Oxford Highway Durham
American Tire Distributors
12200 Herbert Wayne Court, Huntersville, NC
1000 Rockwell Drive, Fletcher, NC
160 Ash Drive Forest City
22021 Skyway Church Road, Maxton, NC
1125 Sugg Parkway, Greenville, NC
740 Crawford Road, Statesville, NC
AW North Carolina
4112 Old Oxford Road, Durham, NC
Best Logistics Group
829 Graves Street, Kernersville, NC
1849 Brevard Road, Arden, NC
40 Cane Creek Industrial Park Road, Fletcher, NC
505 West Industry Drive, Oxford, NC
121 Landmark Drive, Greensboro, NC
3390 North Oxford Street, Claremont, NC
400 Regency Forest Drive, Cary, NC
954 NC-42, Clayton, NC
517 Industrial Park Road, Franklin, NC
90 Ceramic Tile Dr, Morganton, NC
7970 U.S. 70, New Bern, NC
5000 Womack Road, Sanford, NC
1685 South Brightleaf Boulevard, Smithfield, NC
Colony Tire Corp.
1415 North Broad Street, Edenton, NC
9377 U.S. 301, Whitakers, NC
780 Patton Ave, Monroe, NC
1 Quality Way, Fletcher, NC
1103 Jamestown Road, Morganton, NC
308 Fedelon Trail, Goldsboro, NC
3700 Jeff Adams Drive, Charlotte, NC
6012 Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC
210 Bear Poplar Road, Cleveland, NC
1400 Tulip Drive, Gastonia, NC
1408 Courtesy Road, High Point, NC
1800 North Main Street, Mount Holly, NC
1 Wix Way, Gastonia, NC
Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group
1293 Glenway Drive, Statesville, NC
1730 Tar Heel Road, Charlotte, NC
DENSO (ASMO Greenville of North Carolina)
1125 Sugg Parkway, Greenville, NC
DENSO (ASMO North Carolina)
470 Crawford Road, Statesville, NC
3400 Edgefield Court, Greensboro, NC
100 Highland Center Boulevard, Asheville, NC
4633 Equipment Drive, Charlotte, NC
11550 Statesville Boulevard, Cleveland, NC
6420 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, NC
3682 Curleys Fish Camp Road, Hildebran, NC
5226 Corporation Drive, Hope Mills, NC
1803 North Main Street, Mount Holly, NC
3500 Yonkers Road, Raleigh, NC
1848 GKN Way, Newton, NC
407 Thornburg Drive Southeast, Conover, NC
1067 Trollingwood Hawfields Road, Mebane, NC
6400 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC
4901 Womack Road, Sanford, NC
1190 Old US Highway 501, Timberlake, NC
890 Pineview Road, Asheboro, NC
6650 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC
108 Business Park Drive, Statesville, NC
307 Wright Road, Biscoe, NC
Honda Aircraft Company
3721 NC-119, Haw River, NC
313 Bethany Road, Albemarle, NC
North Railroad Street, Old Fort, NC
163 Glen Road, Troy, NC
7825 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC
Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA
2101 Nash Street, Sanford, NC
317 Bagley Road, Kenly, NC
145 Auction Lane, Statesville, NC
Medallion Transport & Logistics
307 Oates Road, Mooresville, NC
3200 Natal Street, Fayetteville, NC
Salem Holding Co.
175 Charlois Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC
200 East Meadowview Road, Greensboro, NC
405 White Street, Jacksonville, NC
Stanadyne (CLARCOR Engine Mobile Solutions)
230 Clarks Neck Road, Washington, NC
Thomas Built Buses
1408 Courtesy Road, High Point, NC
7401 Carmel Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, NC
205 Industrial Park Access, Columbus, NC
1000 Timken Place, Iron Station, NC
3500 Timken Place, Randleman, NC
1510 U.S. 221, Rutherfordton, NC
3234 U.S. 421, Wilmington, NC
310 Main Avenue Way Southeast, Hickory, NC
252 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC
7040 East Independence Expressway, Charlotte, NC
2529 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC
7900 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC
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.
Business-Friendly Labor Environment
At 3 percent, North Carolina has the second-lowest unionization rate in the U.S. Coupled with its right-to-work laws, it’s clear North Carolina provides manufacturers with an attractive labor environment.
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.
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.
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.
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