Industry Overview

Southeastern North Carolina has a cluster of metal product manufacturing companies that make a range of products, including steel coils, attic fans, aluminum fencing, grills, steel packing straps, metal buildings, pipe fittings, and nails.

Overall, North Carolina has over 150,000 people employed in metalworking industries. Community colleges in the region offer customized worker and classroom training in welding and metal fabrication and technology. Machining technology and robotics programs are also available.

While the largest industry segments represented in the region include sheet metal work and prefabricated metal buildings, almost all other components of the sector are represented. To learn more about the advantages the NCSE region offers, download our Metalworking Fact Sheet.