Fast Facts

  • #1 in U.S. in Metalworking Skills credentials
  • 4,600+ employed in metalworking
  • Nearly 3,000 structural and ornamental metal fabricators
  • Companies already in the region produce steel coils, attic fans, aluminum fencing, grills, steel packing straps, metal buildings, pipe fittings and nails
  • Technical degrees and certificates and University 2+2 engineering programs
  • Numerous metalworking building resources

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North Carolina’s Southeast has a cluster of metal 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. 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.

Overall, North Carolina's Southeast has more than 4,600 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.

Companies in the Region

Company Name Product County
Victaulic Pipe fittings Brunswick
West Marine Docks Brunswick
Fastenal Small fastener manufacturing and machining Brunswick
Chrome-Rite Plating Chrome plating Cumberland
Customcraft Metals Heating ducts Cumberland
McCune Technology Retail steel/fabrication Cumberland
Kinston Steel Company Steel fabrication Lenoir
Water's Industrial & Crane Machining Lenoir
Container Products Steel containers New Hanover
Hercules Steel Steel fabrication New Hanover
Therma-Tru Door frames New Hanover
Wilmington Grill Metal grills New Hanover
Cardinal Metal Works Metal fabrication Pender
LL Building Products Ventilation equipment Pender
Porta-Nails Nails Pender
Sentinel Fence Aluminum fences Robeson
DuBose Strapping Steel banding Sampson
Precision Tool Metal stamping Sampson
Steel Technologies Steel processing Sampson