Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship

The Made in Henderson County (MIHC) Apprenticeship is a high-quality, industry-driven career pathway offered to recent high school graduates and other residents in and around Henderson County. It is a work-based learning model where employers help develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals obtain on-the-job training, job-related classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally recognized credential through Blue Ridge Community College.

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Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark, Berkeley Mills uses non-woven materials to produce name branded healthcare and personal hygiene products. They have been a staple employer in Henderson County since the 1940s and continues to provide excellent career opportunities to residents of Western North Carolina.

Elkamet

Elkamet is a specialized manufacturer for plastic extrusions and rotomolding for automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and construction and agricultural machines. The company was established in 1955 in Germany. Today, there are over 1,000 employees worldwide in several locations including Germany, Czech Republic, and East Flat Rock, NC, USA.

BIG Adventures

BIG Adventures is a manufacturer, industry leader, and innovator of the Native Watercraft, Liquidlogic, Hurricane Aquasports, and Bonafide brands of kayaks. The facility in Fletcher designs and produces whitewater, crossover, recreational, and fishing kayaks.

Kyocera International

Located in Mountain Home, Kyocera Fine Ceramics designs and produces ceramic parts and pieces of all different sizes and shapes that can found inside your computer, phone, or watch, as well as ceramic parts used in medical equipment and in power generation machines.

Wilsonart

Wilsonart is a world-leading manufacturing and distribution company that produces High-Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edge banding, and other engineered surface options for use in furniture, office and retail spaces, countertops, worktops, and other applications.

Friday Services

Friday Services is a full-service employment agency dedicated to helping the businesses of the western North Carolina region thrive by bringing the right people to the right job – every time. Since 1980, Friday Staffing has been the leading employment solutions provider for western North Carolina, providing staffing services for professional, administrative, industrial, and technical industries.

Blue Ridge Metals

Blue Ridge Metals (BRM) produces C.H.Q. wire, cold formed slugs, and finished automotive parts. BRM provides "just in time" shipments to numerous customers not only in the South, but throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company takes great pride in our well-trained labor force, state-of-the-art technology, and numerous quality and delivery awards that "Distinguish Blue Ridge Metals in our Industry."

Coats North America

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread business, harnessing talent and technology in textiles to enhance people’s lives. The facility in Henderson County manufacturers threads that serve the apparel and footwear industries and specialty markets such as automotive and fiber optics.

Sierra Nevada

Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada with a hand-built brewhouse and the odds stacked against him. In 1980, that patchwork of equipment began making beers that forever changed the course of American craft brewing. Today we have two production facilities (Chico, CA & Mills River, NC) and we remain 100% family-owned, operated, and argued over. When you join our team, the bar is set high; our employees meet it—often exceed it—and hard work deserves affirmation. Things like competitive pay, on-site medical clinics, wellness programs, and yes, a ‘beer buck’ voucher with each paycheck. We can’t expect your long-term commitment without proving our own.

UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac is one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials. We supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. It employs around 3,000 people and made sales of $1.5 billion in 2020. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company.

Haynes Wire Company

Haynes Wire Company produces primarily weld wire products. Haynes Wire is located in Mountain Home, NC, and is operated by over 60 skilled individuals on 3 shifts, 5 days a week. Starting with a high-quality rod coil from Haynes International, Haynes Wire Company draws to reduce the wire size to diameters ranging from over ¼ inch down to just a few thousands of an inch.

MAU Workforce Solutions

MAU Workforce Solutions is an innovative global company with extensive experience providing solutions for success in staffing and recruiting to our applicants and employees. Headquartered in Augusta, GA since 1973, MAU is a family and minority-owned company whose relationships with world-class companies and culture of family allow MAU to offer better jobs and better lives to those who work with us.

Meritor

Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 110-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Michigan, United States, and is made up of more than 8,600 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.

Kyocera

Since its founding, Kyocera’s track record in fine ceramics has been unmatched. They utilize their extensive resources in research, development and production to select the optimal raw materials and manufacturing methods for each application. Breakthroughs and improvements in a wide range of industries are facilitated by the unique qualities of Kyocera’s Fine Ceramics. They make ceramic parts and pieces of all different sizes and shapes that can found inside your computer, phone, or watch, as well as ceramic parts used in medical equipment and in power generation machines

Raumedic

Long-term prospects and responsibility – that is what sets us apart from others! As a modern and professionally organized family company in the medical engineering and pharmaceutical industry, we make a difference in the lives of patients across the USA and beyond. RAUMEDIC employs about 800 people worldwide and is committed to high-quality US manufacturing in Mills River, NC (USA). Our custom-built plant near Asheville Airport is safe and clean and easily accessed from Henderson or Buncombe Counties via Highway 280. A friendly working atmosphere, modern workplaces, a great number of additional benefits, and the individual promotion of our employees' personal development are very important to us. If you would like to connect your professional career with our company's success, then contact us.

Cane Creek

Cane Creek has been manufacturing quality cycling components in Fletcher, NC since 1974 when Dia-compe, a Japanese company, established its headquarters in the Cane Creek Valley. We rebranded as Cane Creek in the early 1990's and have been there increasing our world-wide presence ever since. At Cane Creek we are riders first and we know the difference that cycling makes in our lives and our customers lives. We know that every time someone chooses a Cane Creek product they are choosing to trust us with something that makes their life better. We will honor that trust by making sure that every product we release – from a simple bearing to a four-way adjustable shock – is the best it can possibly be.

Norafin

Norafin has proven to be an internationally well-respected producer of high-quality technical nonwovens with a clear focus on the requirements of our customers and hence, power in innovation. Norafin Americas, Inc. located in Mills River, NC, focuses on production of spunlace technology, which enables us to process a wide range of high-performance fibers. We are leading in the development and production of special technical nonwovens; known for durability, thermal resistance, insulation, and can be stab proof while also guaranteeing wash & chemical resistance.

Prince Manufacturing

Prince Manufacturing is a contract manufacturing solution provider focused on eliminating waste in your value stream by providing fabrication, forming, finishing, and assembly of metal and composite products. We’re constantly adding Capabilities and Processes – including Contract Assembly, Design, Fabrication, Sheet Metal Forming, Powder Coating, Liquid Coating, eCoating, CARC, Metal Stamping, Sequencing, and Shipping Logistics, for example – at all of our locations we’ve brought a world-class leadership team on board to ensure that we deliver the quality you can count on from a dependable partner.

KDS Windsor

In business since 1992, KDS Windsor specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of batch and continuous lumber drying kilns, wood waste heat plants and material handling systems. Offering equipment for both hardwood and softwood markets, our company’s product lines utilize the finest quality materials and innovative designs providing the ultimate ruggedly built drying, heating and handling systems. Our advanced DrySpec family of electrical controls and DryTrack in-kiln moisture measurement system gives our clients the most precise, automatic and trouble free drying systems in the lumber industry. With over 25 years of expertise in satisfying clients drying needs, we are the leaders in lumber drying.

Lassonde Pappas and Company, Inc.

Lassonde Pappas is a North American leader in beverage manufacturing committed to customer and consumer satisfaction. From concept to shelf, Lassonde Pappas strives to provide the best in-class experience with category insights and innovative solutions. Lassonde Pappas remains committed to our small town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make Lassonde Pappas special. Since 1942, we’ve been producing delicious products for our customers.