Facing Historic Labor Shortages, Companies Snap Up Teenagers

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

LOVELAND, Colo.—Jerry Stooksbury, the president of Avionics Specialists LLC, needed to produce an airplane instrument panel last fall, but had only two employees able to complete the task quickly. One was out sick. The other […]

Work starts on upscale business park

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Work to transform 270 acres of pasture land between Startown and Robinwood roads into a high-tech business park began this week. Workers for Neill Grading & Construction Co. began demolishing houses, barns and other structures […]

Claremont company plans expansion, addition of 100 jobs

March 20, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

Prysmian Cables And Systems plans to expand local operations in Claremont by investing $73.48 million and ushering in 100 new jobs to the company. Catawba County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to amend the 2017 […]

Region’s jobless rate holds steady at 4.2 percent

March 20, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

The unemployment rate in the Greater Hickory area was stable from December to January, staying the same in three counties and rising slightly in Burke County. The region’s January jobless rate was 1 percentage point […]

CVCC Receives $50,000 from Local Chick-Fil-A Franchise Operator

March 19, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

The CVCC Foundation, Inc., recently announced a $50,000 gift pledge from James Goewey, franchise operator of Chick-fil-A at South Hickory. Fulfilled over five years, Goewey’s pledge will be used by CVCC’s School of Business, Industry […]

Prospects ‘promising’ for new Spec building

March 13, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

People driving through Claremont may think they see untapped potential for the small town, but what doesn’t catch their eye is the steady rise of industry that has been taking place over the last decade. […]

Paragon Films announces $10 million investment, 14 new jobs in Alexander County

March 8, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

At their March 5th meeting, Alexander County Commissioners received some positive economic development news regarding the local Paragon Films plant. David Icenhour, Executive Director of the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), said that he […]

Dan St. Louis honored for leadership

February 23, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

Fred Rogers, infamously known as “Mister Rogers” perfectly defined community leadership in his quote  — “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, It’s not my child, […]

1964 Untouchables Ridgeview High School football team honored at CVCC Black History Celebration February 27

February 22, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

Catawba Valley Community College will honor the 1964 Untouchables Ridgeview High School Football team during its annual Black History Celebration, Tues., Feb. 27. Ridgeview went 12-0 in 1964, winning the Western Class AA championship for […]

Catawba county delivers on its promises

February 8, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

Scott Millar keeps two Wall Street Journal articles in his Hickory office. The first, from 1998, touts the region’s economic resilience. The second story came nearly two decades later — it’s about the city’s audacious […]

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