Explore our summer series: Made in NC

June 7, 2013 

North Carolina has lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs in the past two decades, as the work moved overseas or was eliminated when machines began performing tasks that had employed people for generations in the state’s mills and factories. In the 1960s, one in four North Carolinians worked in manufacturing; now it is less than one in 10.

But people in this state still make a vast array of goods – from jet engines to elevator cables to fine china. And the "buy local" ethos that has energized farmers' markets and restaurants has expanded to other products, such as craft beers and clothing that proudly wear the label "Made in North Carolina."

Explore weekly series in our Made in NC interactive as we visit some of the people who are making things in North Carolina.


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