Our Festivals Bring Neighbors Together
Whether we’re celebrating art, butterflies, blackberries, BBQ or wine, the calendar is full of Southern charm.
Even as Caldwell Country rapidly diversifies, the furniture industry remains a vital part of our manufacturing base. Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area is still number one in the state and world for furniture manufacturing.
In terms of existing talent, experience, infrastructure and resources, this is the best place to locate or expand a wood products company. Additionally, The North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service, home of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) affiliate, has joined forces with statewide partners to develop an E3 (Economy, Energy and the Environment) initiative for the sustainability of the sector.