Manufacturing has always been a large part of the economic development of western North Carolina, specifically in the Asheville area.
As the U.S. had seen a steady decline of manufacturing jobs in the last few decades, that trend is slowly changing. A week American dollar has one bright side: Manufacturing jobs are starting to return.
Linamar is a Canadian company who manufactures components for the automotive industry, and is well diversified in other markets. They recently announced the opening of a plant in Asheville, NC with plans to hire nearly 400 employees over the next four years. For more information, click the link below.