Working Within Our Communities
Posted on January 6th, 2016
Hedrick Industries is head-quartered out of Salisbury, NC and has rich history and ties to the town. A company-owned factory building that has sat relatively vacant since 2003 has new tenets that will bring jobs and industrial development to the area. Composite Panel Technologies (CPT), a division of The Eastern Company of Connecticut, moved into the space last summer to manufacture their composite panels. Composite panels are essentially liners made up of three layers, polypropylene in the middle and aluminum on either side. Since the panels are lightweight and durable, CPT is currently making 1,800 shells for sleeper cabs for the Western Star 5700 series trucks. With the shells made of composite panels, the trucks are more lightweight, which saves on fuel.
John Helms is the plant operations manager at the CPT plant and has lived in Salisbury for nearly 12 years. With intentions to support the community, Helms says they are planning to hire locally as the company grows. Hedrick Industries currently rents our 70,000 square feet of the building to CPT, but there is 30,000 square feet available for future expansion. Joanne Johnson with Hedrick Industries reported that the company is “so joyful” that a company like CPT, that is conscious and hardworking for the community, is using the building.
Black Mountain News Tells Story of Partnership
Posted on November 30th, 2015
Tis the season to be grateful. For Hedrick Industries and neighbor, the Black Mountain Home for Children, thankful only begins to describe the deep appreciation and respect we have for one another. With Thanksgiving behind us, Hedrick Industries recognizes that our partnership is not something celebrated just once a year.
As the saying goes, “it takes a village” to raise a child. That is exactly the model these two neighbors exemplify. While the bottom line is to provide care for children in Buncombe County, our partnership with the Children’s Home has given back in ways one would never predict.
Thanks to Fred McCormick for writing a great story about our partnership in the Black Mountain News. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so without further ado:
Hedrick Industries Supports Anson County ‘Farm-City Week’
Posted on October 9th, 2015
Every year, Anson County – home to Hedrick Industries’ Lilesville Quarry in Eastern North Carolina – observes Farm-City Week with a dinner and program. This year, Hedrick Industries was invited to attend the event, which was on Tuesday, September 22nd at the Lockhart-Taylor Center of South Piedmont Community College in Wadesboro. Farmers, livestock producers, business and community leaders across the county attended to celebrate Anson County’s efforts to improve the quality of life in the county.
Anson County Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District and the Anson County Chamber of Commerce cordially put on this year’s Farm-City dinner. Pee Dee Electric was the host for the evening. The event combined local agricultural and community partners’ expo, a beef dinner catered by the Anson County Cattlemen’s Association, and entertainment by renowned magician and performer, Paul Miller. There was also a “Meet the Winners” reception for this year’s award recipients:
- Gary Sikes, Outstanding Farmer of the Year awarded by Cooperative Extension
- Tractor Supply Company, Outstanding Agri-Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce
- John McCormick, Conservation Farm Family by Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District
- Curtis Napier and Hunter Taylor, Resource Conservation Workshop Student Participants by Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District
Farm-City Week takes place around the nation each year to fortify the understanding of farm-city relations that deliver the foundation for our food and shelters. Hedrick Industries is proud to be a part of Anson County’s strong ties to its agricultural base and its importance to the local economy. It cannot be denied, the growth in our business and agriculture depend upon the success of one another. Moving forward, it takes both parties working together to succeed.