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Why Motor Vehicle in Eastern NC?

- Available buildings and sites (from 5 to 1200+ acres) suitable for motor vehicle assembly and parts manufacturing companies
- Critical mass of motor vehicle companies and a robust supply chain
- Specialized training in automation advanced machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding, etc.
- Nearly 17,000 highly skilled exiting military personnel in eastern NC and southern VA each year with backgrounds in IT, maintenance, logistics and other relevant areas
- Comprehensive integrated STEM-based regional workforce development program
- NCCAR: 620-acre site home to a two mile bi-directional road course, a two acre vehicle dynamics area, a seven acre dirt facility and 3 mile dirt trails for trucks or side by sides, and 6 plus miles of ATV and dirt bike trails
- Extensive 4-lane highway network connects to freeways and interstate highways
- 3 nearby seaports, bulk and break-bulk in Morehead City, Containers in Wilmington and the Panamax-ready Ports of Virginia
- 3 regional airports (Greenville, Jacksonville and New Bern) and Raleigh-Durham and Norfolk international airports within easy driving distance
- Array of 3PLs, bonded warehouses with FTZ designations, and trucking companies
- Reliable power and natural gas at competitive rates
- Excess water and sewer capacity in several communities 

Select Motor Vehicle Assembly & Parts Manufacturing Employers
AP Exhaust Automobile Parts & Supplies - Retail - New
ASMO Greenville Automobile Parts & Supplies - Mfrs
Bridgestone/Firestone Tire - Dealers - Retail
Carolina Technical Plastics Plastics - Products - Finished - Who
Cooper-Standard Automobile Parts & Supplies - Mfrs
Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant Importers (Whls)
Hackney Body Company Truck Bodies - Manufacturers
Keihin Carolina System Technology Electronic Parts Assemblers (Whls)
LS Tractor  
NACCO Materials Handling Group Material Handling Equipment (Whls) 
Nucor Steel Steel Mills (Mfrs)
Safelite AutoGlass Glass - Auto Plate & Window & Etc.
Stanadyne Fuel Injection Equipment & Service - Mfrs
Uchiyama America Seals - Metal (Mfrs)
Winterville Machine Works                        Machine Shops (Mfrs) 

Motor Vehicle Employment
Occupation SOC Average Employment
Rubber Products Manufacturing 3262 2,940
Plastic Products Manufacturing 3261 1,700
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4238 1,600
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3345 1,550
Fabric Mills 3132 950
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4231 800
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3363 600
Machine Shops; Turned Products; and Screw, Nut, & Bolt Manufacturing 3327 500

 
Source: NC Department of Commerce, Labor & Economic Analysis Division
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Wage Rates
SOC Description Eastern NC NC  US
    Low High Avg. Avg.
51-0000 Production Occupations  $14.56 $17.31 $15.85 $17.06
51-4012 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $13.83 $13.83 $21.12 $24.13
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $13.58 $16.34 $16.65 $16.25
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $23.50 $23.50 $17.94 $19.34
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $12.04 $14.09 $14.02 $15.59
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $13.55 $17.86 $17.27 $16.42
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $16.74 $16.74 $18.49 $17.96
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $22.87 $22.87 $16.48 $18.67

51-4041 Machinists $16.17 $20.08 $18.34 $19.97
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $15.62 $24.49 $17.12 $16.96
51-4191 Heat-Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $19.09 $19.09 $18.03 $17.72
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $18.38 $18.84 $18.47 $16.09

 
Source: NC Department of Commerce, Labor & Economic Analysis Division; U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
NC Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR)

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- Independent, non-profit center devised to meet the ever-evolving product research, testing and development demands of the automotive industry

- 620-acre site home to a two mile bi-directional road course, a two acre vehicle dynamics area, a seven acre dirt facility and 3 mile dirt trails for trucks or side by sides, and 6 plus miles of ATV and dirt bike trails

- State sponsorship and affiliation with North Carolina’s university and community college system offers exceptional opportunities for matching the innovative talents of the world’s automotive industry with the research capacity and business development resources of the State of North Carolina

Advanced Manufacturing Training

- NC Advanced Manufacturing Alliance provides specialized training to prepare workers for employment in the advanced manufacturing sector through close partnerships with industry. Four eastern NC community colleges participate in the network: Beaufort, Craven, Edgecombe and Nash.

- Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence - 78,715 sq. feet of classroom and equipment for providing current business and industry with leading-edge customized training and a pipeline of highly skilled workers.

- Computer Integrated Machining is offered at 8 area community colleges and is designed to prepare individuals for career in manufacturing. Students will learn to interpret blueprints, set up manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machines, understand basic and advanced machining operations, use computer aided manufacturing (CAM) to program sophisticated CNC machine tools, and make decisions to insure that work quality is maintained

- Industrial Systems Technology is offered at 8 community colleges in the region and is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to service, maintain, repair, or install equipment for a wide range of industries. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial equipment and physical facilities.