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Carter County is home to a strong industrial base, with several nationally recognized companies choosing to make this their home. Access to skilled workers from the five regional higher education institutions, along with its proximity to major U.S. markets, makes Carter County a prime location for companies in the advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and healthcare and medical device industries.
Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools and equipment, not only chose Carter County as an expansion location, but it has also decided to partner with the regional TCAT to offer a tool & die and machining certification. Carter County offers Snap-on close proximity to several major markets and access to a skilled workforce through the TCAT in Elizabethton and other educational and training institutions.
Borla® Performance Industries
A leader in performance exhaust systems and conductors, Borla® Performance Industries chose Carter County because of the available industrial space and the county's access to major markets. Because Borla® ships its high-end automotive products all over the world, a location with air, rail and road travel was pertinent. Borla® has truly invested in the Carter County community by partnering with the Elizabethton TCAT and by providing incubator space to start-up businesses.
Mapes Piano String Company
For over 100 years, Mapes Piano String Company has been carefully crafting quality strings for pianos, guitars and other string instruments from its facility in Elizabethton. Its unique patented process produces the highest standard of strings in the piano industry—so high, in fact, that every Steinway Piano produced uses Mapes piano strings. Much of its success comes from the skilled Carter County technicians, operators and the four generations of the founding family. Carter County’s central location allows Mapes to ship to musicians all over the world.