Local Industries Host “Open Hours”
LeeBoy, located at 688 North Highway 16 in Denver has been quietly going about their business. The company is on the move and is currently the world’s leading manufacturer of asphalt paving equipment. LeeBoy’s Open House will begin promptly at 10:00 am. Events will include an “information session” with LeeBoy representatives to provide the opportunity to learn more about the company. Following this session, guests will be treated to a tour of the factory. Expect to see the manufacturing of equipment such as Conveyor Pavors, Motor Graders, Pneumatic Rollers, Asphalt Vibratory Rollers, Asphalt Rollers, Force Feed Loaders, Trailers, Asphalt Distributors and Asphalt Maintainers.
One of Lincoln County’s older and most successful industries, Vermont American Manufacturing Division, located at 124 Legionnaire Road in Lincolnton is also offering the public a glimpse into their facility. Vermont American manufacturers hand and power tool accessories. The Open House will start at 10:00 am. Guests should expect to hear a greeting and opening remarks by Vermont American’s General Manager. An introduction to products that are manufactured at the facility will follow. The tour of the factory will then take place. This tour will include viewing Router Table assembly, cold forming of cylindrical parts, and various production steps to make threading tools such as taps and dies, screw extractors, and nail sets. The tour will conclude with heat treating and Hole Saw manufacturing, including hot forming and welding. The event will conclude with a question and answer session with Vermont American representatives.
The LeeBoy and Vermont American Manufacturing Division open houses are being held in conjunction with Business Appreciation Week, sponsored by Lincoln Economic Development Association and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The events are open to the public, free of charge. This is a very unique opportunity to view and learn more about two very successful industries in Lincoln County. Anyone who is interested in learning more about manufacturing or who would like the opportunity to tour a manufacturing facility is encouraged to attend one of these events at 10:00 am on May 14, 2002.