Areas of Focus

Precision Manufacturing

This Area of Focus is based on the long history of precision manufacturing in Union County.  Already home to the highest geographic concentration of aerospace companies in the Carolinas, the community has established itself as a manufacturing hub with existing training in place.  Precision manufacturing involves the combined use of a trained workforce and newer technologies to create highly defined products with strict tolerances that comprise high inputs of intellectual property.  This advanced manner of manufacturing centers upon improving the industrial performance through the “innovative” application of technologies, processes and methods starting at product design through production.  Because of the increased productivity and need for patent protection, this area of focus is more likely to take advantage of the new re-shoring of manufacturing from China and the need for European companies to “dollarize” production.


There are three Broad Business Sectors within this Area of Focus

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical

The Specific Targeted Industries under this Area of Focus include

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Metals / Metal Working
  • Medical Devices
  • Machine Building
  • Laboratory
  • Electronics / Avionics
  • Defense-Related Industries
  • Commercial Automotive
  • Casting Operations
  • Plastics
  • Biomedical Supplies
  • Construction Materials
  • Textiles


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