Meghann Lambeth - Richmond County Tourism Director

Meghann Lambeth - Richmond County Tourism Director

Tucked away in the outskirts of Rockingham, The Dungeon Boxing Club is fully licensed and sanctioned by USA Boxing and welcomes potential or experienced boxers, age 7 and up, from any background, or any skill level. 

A local business is stepping up to not only provide response efforts to COVID-19, but also prevention measures. What started with owning rental properties led to the development of a successful construction company in 2002, Hayden Construction Inc., and further evolved to incorporate emergency services and restoration in 2015. 

A Quebec-based corporation founded in 1964 expanded outside of Canada for the first time in 1983 in Rockingham. Cascades offers sustainable, innovative, and value-added solutions for packaging, hygiene, and recovery needs, with a large portion of tissue paper production from the Rockingham location. 

Saturday, 18 April 2020 14:24

COLUMN: Thank you, lineworkers

“I am a lineman for the county

And I drive the main road

Searchin’ in the sun for another overload…”

Ranked at number 195 by Rolling Stone Magazine on a list of 500 greatest songs of all time, “Wichita Lineman,” written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by Glen Campbell in 1969, conveys the longtime love and respect our country has always held for linemen. 

“Our commitment to the community proudly makes us the ‘power of human connections’ in the areas we serve.” -Pee Dee Electric

In operation since 1939, Pee Dee Electric, our local touchstone energy cooperative, is a not-for-profit organization with a goal of providing reliable and dependable electric service for members, while also guaranteeing legendary customer service throughout all levels of the organization.

In 2013 Knit-Rite Incorporated, a Kansas City-based manufacturer of medical textiles opened its division, Therafirm- a state of the art medical textile facility in Hamlet. Originally founded in 1923, Knit-Rite is committed to the continued research and development, manufacturing, and distribution of products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life.  

If you have ever enjoyed a Chick-fil-A salad, purchased strawberries from a local produce stand or the grocery store, or basically bought any food packaged in a container, take pride in knowing there is a good chance it was manufactured in your own community at Direct Pack East. 

With more than 1,500 employees worldwide, The Plastek Group is a family owned business with a corporate headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania, that does plastic-injection molding of consumer products in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Mexico, Brazil and the United Kingdom. Their services include helping design, prototype build/run and move to production tools, production parts and global distribution. 

Since 1989, CorTek has been providing customers with solutions to their packaging needs, with a state-of-the-art design center. CorTek offers its customers fourth-day delivery on all standard products, but can deliver in 24 hours in an emergency.

Sitting atop the hilly landscape on the north side of U.S. 74 Bypass between Exits 316 and 319, the manufacturing facility American Woodmark is a substantial employer for Richmond County residents with more than 200 employees. Acquired in late 2017 from RSI, the nearly 300,000 square foot facility manufactures bath and kitchen cabinets and has a headquarters in Winchester, Virginia.  

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