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Some things you can measure. Acreage. Workforce statistics. Transportation metrics. The hard data and numbers are important, of course. But so are the intangibles. The things that are felt, not measured. Hometown pride. A lakefront sunrise. Families, friends and neighbors together at the ball field, the local theater, the ice cream parlor. Connections are what life is all about. Lincoln County, North Carolina, has them.
We’re one of the friendliest corners of the Charlotte region. Business friendly. Friendly friendly. A community with a strong sense of place and purpose, and the drive and hustle to make things happen. Our connections ripple out to nearby Charlotte, one of the nation’s fastest-growing metro markets, and to the world, with a network of major interstates, rail and an international airport hub. Business locations are life locations. The link between them is critical. The link is Lincoln.
Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) is a private, non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office and commercial development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County. Through our public-private partnerships, the City of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, private citizens and the business community have come together to pursue well-balanced, quality growth for the community.
At Timken, we continually review our operations and global manufacturing footprint to provide the best possible value and service to our customers. The mix of products produced, and markets served by Lincolnton Bearing Plant positions it as a location for continued growth. Our ability to successfully recruit and hire local talent over the past 40 years has been key to our success. Lincolnton Bearing Plant is committed to make a positive impact in Lincoln County, stay involved in the community, have a positive performance record, and exhibit high standards of conduct. Lincolnton continues to be an excellent example among our global manufacturing network and in this community.
Lincoln County is a great place to be in business? Bosch recognizes the strong support not just from the LEDA team, but also the local government, educators and local schools, and the extended manufacturing community through the Industrial Manager’s Association. The basic infrastructure for industry success is in place; water, sewer, utilities. Lincoln County is geographically ideal for distribution of products to customers, access to major roads, proximity to Charlotte which has a major airport hub for national and international travel, and excellent state universities for recruiting talent. It is a great place to live, low taxes, good quality of life with access to the lake, mountains and arts. The local community college provides a gateway to continuing education for citizens and supports training for industry on site or at the plant location.
Establishing a manufacturing facility in the United States is part of our goal to grow our manufacturing footprint in North America. Located at this 20-acre site in the Airlie Business Park here in Denver, Lincoln County will be our first facility in the North American region. With a well-established manufacturing infrastructure, as well as a growing industrial sector, Denver was identified as an ideal location for us to set up our first manufacturing facility in North Carolina. It clearly cements our commitment to supporting a robust environmental industry in North America and locally here in Lincoln County where Lincoln County Public Works has been a longtime partner.
We targeted the North and South Carolina region for relocation. When we came to visit Lincoln County, it became obvious that this was the best location for us. The area has a great, stable work force along with easy access for shipping globally. With it’s location close to Charlotte and the very business friendly climate, we are extremely pleased that we made the decision to relocate our business here from New York. Our operating costs and quality of life have been dramatically improved and we’re so glad we made the decision to relocate to Lincoln County.
May of 2013 saw Hydac open a modest 40K square foot building on 15 acres at the entrance of Airlie Business Park in Denver, NC. That has now grown to over 100K square foot in operations and the additional purchase of an adjoining 9 acres in 2019. The permitting, planning, grants, employment fairs and overall involvement from LEDA has been nonstop. LEDA and Lincoln County have continued to support HYDAC not only at the start but throughout our time here. These partnerships are cultivated into friendships that have never stopped growing. HYDAC is proud to be in Lincoln County where the support is never ceasing.