Posted by: Government & Heritage Library | April 20, 2012

State Doc Pick of the Week: Made in North Carolina

Made in North Carolina: recycled-content products help fuel the state’s economy, was published in 2007 by the NC Recycling Business Assistance Center, a program of the Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Recycled wood.

While manufacturing jobs have been decreasing across the country, North Carolina has added recycling positions at a rapid pace.  Between 1994 and 2004, recycling jobs in North Carolina have increased by 60% (page 1). This  document attempts to showcase some of these companies as well as provide information to assist companies using recycled materials.  Contained in this publication is a list of NC recycling business assistance providers and companies that use recycled materials.

This State Document provides profiles of North Carolina companies that produce items from recycled materials.  Did you know that Heartwood Pine Floors Inc. of Pittsboro salvages wood beams, decking, and timber and processes it into high quality wood flooring? (page 17) They recycle roughly 1,800 tons of wood every year! Check out this publication for more companies who produce products with recycled materials.

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