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Indian Creek Park gains state certification

A prominent designation bestowed upon the Lincoln County Industrial Park has now been given to the 300 acre Indian Creek Industrial Park. The park, located three miles southwest of Lincolnton, has been named a North Carolina Department of Commerce (NCDOC) Certified Park. According to Lincoln Economic Development Association Executive Director Barry Matherly, the designation opens the door to attract even more industry to the county. “The park has a history of attracting good companies to the community,” said Matherly. “With this designation and certification of the land, I expect this to continue.” There currently are about 152 acres available for expansion. The price to locate industry in the park is around $18,500 per acre. Several international industries are located in the Indian Creek Industrial Park, including Iceland pharmaceutical firm Actavis; Israeli-based anti-ballistrics manufacturer FMS Inc; German tool manufacturer Robert Bosch Tool Corporation; and German manufacturer of nonwovens for automotive industry Hof Textiles, Inc. The park is located on either side of Riverview road about a half mile from NC 150 and is served by two fire departments, Crouse and Lincolnton, that are only about three miles away. Domestic manufacturers include Packaging Unlimited Inc. and Wrap Spun Yarns. In giving the award to Indian Creek, NCDOC manager of community assistance Doug Byrd called the relationship with Lincoln County leaders long-term. “Lincoln County has made a substantial improvement in its economic future that will enhance your opportunity to achieve significant success in the creation of investments and job opportunities,” said Byrd. “We look forward to working with you in our joint efforts to improve the economic well-being of the citizens of Lincoln County.” For more information on the Indian Creek Industrial Park, call 704-748-1502.