NC East Alliance

Key Employers

The NC East region is home to many large manufacturing and non-manufacturing employers. Well known companies such as Cummins, Thermo-Fisher Scientific, Perdue, and Spirit Aerosystems are a few larger employers that call east NC home.

Key Employer Information

Major Non-Manufacturing Employers
Company County Employment Range
BB&T Wilson/Pitt 2500+
East Carolina University Pitt 2500+
MCAS Cherry Point Craven 2500+
MCAS New River Onslow 2500+
Seymour Johnson AFB Wayne 2500+
USCG Elizabeth City Pasquotank 2500+
USMC Camp Lejeune Onslow 2500+
Vidant Health Pitt 2500+
QVC Edgecombe 1000-2499
UNC Wayne Hospital Wayne 1000-2499
CarolinaEast Health Craven 1000-2499
Hyster-Yale Pitt 1000-2499
Convergys Onslow/Pitt 500-999
FRC East Research Craven 500-999
Physicians East Pitt 500-999
PNC Bank Nash 500-999
Wells Fargo Pitt 500-999
Alorica Inc Onslow/Nash 500-999
Executive Personnel Group Beaufort 500-999
Colony Tire Chowan 500-999
Mega Force Beaufort 250-499
Holden Temporaries Craven 250-499
BlueArbor Inc Craven 250-499
Mebtel Inc Edgecombe 250-499
AAA Carolinas Halifax 250-499
Express Employment Onslow 250-499
Sag Payroll Onslow 250-499
Yorktown Systems Group Onslow 250-499
Major Manufacturing Employers

As the home of many large manufacturing plants and ideal sites for production, NC East Alliance member counties provide the perfect location for advanced manufacturing companies.

Manufacturer County Employment Range
Cummins Rocky Mount Nash 1000+
Perdue Products Bertie 1000+
Fleet Readiness Center East Craven 1000+
US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center Pasquotank 1000+
Patheon, A Thermo-Fisher Scientific Co. Pitt 1000+
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation Wilson 1000+
Hyster-Yale Group  Pitt 1000+
Nutrien Beaufort 500-999
BSH Home Appliances Craven 500-999
Moen Incorporated Craven 500-999
Universal Leaf North America Nash 500-999
Alliance One International Pitt/Wilson 500-999
DENSO Manufacturing North Carolina Pitt 500-999
Domtar (Attends) Pitt 500-999
Mayne Pharma Pitt 500-999
Mount Olive Pickle Co. Wayne 500-999
Georgia-Pacific Wayne 500-999
UTC Aerospace (Kidde) Wilson 500-999
Smithfield Foods Wilson 500-999
Flanders Airpure Beaufort 250-499
Weyerhaeuser Craven 250-499
Hatteras Craven 250-499
Sara Lee Edgecombe 250-499
Air System Components Edgecombe 250-499
Keihin Carolina System Technology Edgecombe 250-499
ABB Inc. Edgecombe 250-499
KapStone Kraft Paper Corp. Halifax 250-499
Resers Fine Foods Inc. Halifax 250-499
Nucor Corporation Hertford 250-499
Ann's House of Nuts Martin 250-499
Kaba Illco Corporation Nash 250-499
Honeywell International Inc. Nash 250-499
Stanadyne Corporation Onslow 250-499
The Roberts Company Field Services Pitt 250-499
Grady-White Boats Inc Pitt 250-499
Domtar Paper Company Martin 250-499
Butterball Wayne 250-499
AP Exhaust Wayne 250-499
SPX Transformer Solutions Wayne 250-499
AAR Manufacturing Wayne 250-499
Franklin Baking Company Wayne 250-499
Uchiyama America Incorporated Wayne 250-499
Sandoz Wilson 250-499
Ardagh Glass Inc. Wilson


AS 9100 & ISO 9001 Certified Companies

AS 9100 Certified Companies

Company Address City
AAR Cargo 500 Gateway Drive Goldsboro
Carver Machine Works 129 Christian Service Camp Road Washington
DRS C3 & Aviation 1060 Consolidated Road Elizabeth City
Eaton Corporation 8171 Planer Mill Road Middlesex
Fleet Readiness Center East PFC Box 8021 Cherry Point
Honeywell Aerospace 3475 Wesleyan Boulevard North                             Rocky Mount
Kidde Aerospace 4200 Airport Drive NW Wilson
Motion Sensors, Inc. 786 Pitts Chapel Road Elizabeth City
New Breed Logistics, Inc. 2250 John Mewborne Road Kinston
North Carolina Manufacturing Inc.                       100 Industry Court Goldsboro
Telephonics 1014 Consolidated Road Elizabeth City

ISO 9001 Certified Companies

Company City Description
Fleet & Industrial Supply Center Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station United States Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville''s Industrial Support Department, including Annex NAVAIR Depot Jacksonville, Annex NAVAIR Depot Cherry Point and the Inventory Management Division provide all material support
Metallix Refining, Inc. Greenville Refining and recovery of precious metals
Mine Safety Appliances Company Jacksonville Design, manufacture, marketing, sales, distribution and servicing of high quality safety products and instruments that protect people's health and safety
O'Neal Steel, Inc. Wilson Processing and distribution of metal products
North Carolina Manufacturing Inc. Goldsboro Precision Machining, CNC Turning & 3-D Milling, Wire & Plunge EDM, Small Hole Drilling, Manufacturing Design & Build Special Machines, Jigs & Fixtures, Dies & Molds
UniFirst Corporation Goldsboro Industrial launderers including processing of work garments and facility services
United Machine Works Greenville Manufacture of automotive transmission components
United Machine Works Bethel Manufacture of automotive transmission components
Urethane Innovators, Inc. New Bern
Manufacturer of innovative custom urethane parts according to customer specified designs
Hyster-Yale Group Greenville
Designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a portfolio of materials handling equipment that is among the most comprehensive in the industry
East Carolina Vocational Commission Greenville
Manufactures frames, battery terminal lugs and rain barrels; Packages and distributes batteries, pipe cleaners, drill bits, push pins/thumbtacks, and other special project products; custom framing and chair caning; commingled recyclables sorting services; and local janitorial/sanitizing services. 
Union Membership
  • Union Membership by State (2019)

    Alabama 8.50%
    Kentucky 8.0%
    Mississippi 6.30%
    Florida 6.20%
    Louisiana 5.30%
    Tennessee 4.60%
    Georgia 4.10%
    Virginia 4.0%
    North Carolina 2.30%
    South Carolina 2.20%
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.