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MADE: Production Capacity

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 7, 2019
From power cords to nuclear fuel, manufacturing companies across the Cape Fear region are making a wide range of products, supporting a robust industry that provide thousands of jobs for the area. Here’s a recap of some of those manufacturers covered in the Business Journal’s MADE features.

EDITOR’S NOTE: To be considered for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s monthly MADE feature, contact [email protected].


Feller LLC

9100 Industrial Blvd. NE, Leland
feller-us.com


No. of employees
: 68

Year founded: Founded in the United States in 1984; parent company founded in 1863 in Austria

Top local official: Gregor Kysely, president/CEO

Company description: Power cord manufacturer

 


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

3901 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington
nuclear.gepower.com


No. of employees
: Approximately 2,800 in Wilmington

Company description: Provider of advanced reactor technology and services. Global Nuclear Fuel, a GEled joint venture with Hitachi Ltd., is a supplier of boiling water reactor fuel and fuel-related engineering services.
 



High Speed Welding

1536 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington


No. of employees
: 20

Year founded: 2005

Top official: Stuart Foreman, owner and CEO

Company description: Custom aluminum fabrication and manufacturing of items including ladder racks, truck racks and boat T-Tops

 

Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

2706 US 421 N., Wilmington
lpcorp.com


No. of employees
: 138

Year founded locally: 1985

Top local official: James Waddell, plant manager

Company description: Building solutions company that invents, manufactures and delivers engineered building products
 


Lucid Innovative Technologies LLC

9244 Industrial Blvd., Leland
lucidinnovative.com


No. of employees
: 5

Year founded: 2017

Top officials: Pete Peterson, founder/president/CEO; Lisa Ferrara, co-founder; Jesse Savage, sales and lead engineer

Company description: Medical device manufacturer
 


Marpac LLC

2015 Capital Drive, Wilmington
marpac.com


No. of employees
: 55

Year founded: 1962

Top local officials: Jimmy Sloan, co- CEO; Gordon Wallace, co-CEO/COO

Company description: Makers of products to help with sleep

Description of products made locally: Majority of its white noise machines are assembled in Wilmington


Onslow Bay Boatworks

175 Sloop Point Road, Hampstead
onslowbayboats.com


No. of employees
: 17

Year founded: 2006

Top officials: Brad Knight, majority owner; Robbie Brown, co-owner

Company description: Manufacturer of semi-custom center-console fishing boats
 


Rulmeca

3200 Corporate Drive, Wilmington
rulmecacorp.com


No. of employees
: 11

Year founded: 2003

Top local officials: Michael Gawinski, president; Jay Graham, operations director

Company description: Sales, local U.S. assembly and service for motorized pulleys utilized by conveyor system operators and engineers in a variety of industries

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