Manufacturing network kicks off 2013 season in Zebulon

The 2013 season of Manufacturing Makes It Real Network events kicked off Jan. 23 at the corporate headquarters of Nomaco in Zebulon. Nomaco is a recognized leader in the extrusion and molding of synthetic materials. The event’s focus was on sustainability and energy efficiency. Nomaco representatives spoke about the company’s commitment to engineering solutions that conserve and reduce impact on natural resources, its recent successes in that area, and information on its products and best practices.

Nomaco’s affiliate, Nomacorc, shared lessons learned from its new solar panel installation, which was celebrated with a ribbon cutting earlier in the day. The event was capped with a guided factory tour where attendees saw foam extrusion, patented inline converting processes, warehouse solutions and scrap reuse/reclaim of engineered foam solutions.

Manufacturers are encouraged to join the network to promote their company’s product lines, meet potential customers and local suppliers, and contribute to the projection of a positive image of North Carolina manufacturing. The network connects North Carolina manufacturers and helps construct stronger local supply chains that can be vital to profitability.

The Manufacturing Makes It Real Network hosts an ongoing series of open networking opportunities at host plants in each of the state’s seven economic development regions. These events are a regular gathering of network members, local manufacturers, regional economic, community, and political leaders, and press. There, member companies and other interested manufacturers can connect with one another and display their “Made in North Carolina” products.

Future events scheduled for this year will be at the manufacturing facilities of NACCO in Greenville, Siemens in Charlotte, and Precor in Whitsett.