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11687
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D.M. Faircloth is Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the department in charge of the state's major efforts in economic and industrial development. In this We the People of North Carolina interview, he discusses the work of the department.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p26-27, 230, por
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11688
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J. N. Pease Associates of Charlotte is North Carolina's largest firm of architects, engineers, and planners. Col. J. N. Pease and James Stenhouse founded the firm in 1938.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p57-59, 236, il
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11693
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The North Carolina Granite Corporation was one of the first commercial natural stone businesses in the state. Since 1889, craftsmen in Mt. Airy have been producing \"granite structures that set the standards for the entire granite industry.\" The company received the Tucker Award in 1977, presented by the Building Stone Institute, for the most outstanding stone structure completed in the last two years. The award was for the Dilworth Plaza in Philadelphia.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p113, 241-242, por
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11690
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Two brothers-in-law, Albert G. Segal and Alvin E. Levine, founded Pic 'n Pay, a self-service shoe store, in 1977. Their first store opened in Charlotte the same year. Twenty years later there are 365 stores in ten Southeastern states, and growth is spreading into the Midwest. Company sales have gone from zero to $60 million in two decades.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p68-69, 251, il, por
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11692
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Price/McNabb Advertising began in a basement office in Asheville over a decade ago. Since then the agency was elected in 1973 to membership in the American Association of Advertising Agencies. The company now employs twenty-three, and has added an office in Raleigh. With annual billings of $4 million, it ranks as one of the top agencies in North and South Carolina.
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11694
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Burrows T. Lundy founded the Lundy Packing Company in Clinton in 1950. From a slow start, Lundy now has annual sales of over $100 million and is one of the largest pork processors on the East Coast. The company processes 20,000 hogs a week.
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11689
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The Wyatt-Quarles Seed Company of Raleigh, founded in 1881, is the oldest major seed house in North Carolina. This article includes information on the history of the company from 1881 to the present.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p63-65, 234, il, por
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11691
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M. B. Johnson, Sr. started Johnson Manufacturing Company, headquartered at Pendleton, in 1957. The company is the leading spraying manufacturer in the Southeast. It was also the first company to successfully market a mechanical sweet potato harvester.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p81, 243, il, por
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11695
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Beacon Manufacturing Company began operations in Swannanoa in Buncombe County in 1925. Originally founded in 1904 in New Bedford, MA, the company had completely relocated to Swannanoa by 1933. Beacon is considered the world's largest manufacturer of blankets.
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11708
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In 1959, Angus Mercer and Carrol Taylor started Contractors Service and Rentals, Inc. The company supplies construction-related equipment, parts, and supplies to contactors. With 2,200 units the company has the largest fleet of general construction equipment in the Southeast. Contractors Service can supply everything from paper cups to large cranes.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p129-132, 249-250, il, por
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11710
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Mack's Stores, Inc., a variety chain store, began operations in Sanford in December 1923. Today, Mack's operates ninety-six stores in the North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The company employs over 1,600 and projected sales for 1977 are expected to exceed $45 million.
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11709
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Wallace J. Conner began operations in 1959 with a single mobile home lot in Havelock. In 1964, he began manufacturing mobile homes from a plant in Newport, and today the company is a nationally-recognized leader in the mobile home industry. Conner offers a complete mobile home package, including financing.
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11735
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In Durham in 1924, R. L. Brame, using his entire savings of $100 and a second-hand truck, went into business for himself. He had one product to sell - a sweeping compound of his own manufacture. He named the company Brame Specialty Products because he didn't know what direction the business would take and what products he would sell. Today the company is one the leading paper distributors in the state.
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11732
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When Jack Howard opened J. T. Howard Advertising Agency in Raleigh in 1945, it was the city's first advertising agency. Over the years he persuaded top creative and advertising management talent to leave big agencies in New York and Chicago and join him. In 1973, he reorganized his company and renamed it Howard, Merrell & Boykin. Over half of the company's business is now national.
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11734
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Founded in 1967, Photo Corporation of America, now PCA International, is headquartered in Matthews. It has developed into the world's largest portrait photographer. PCA takes portraits in 6,700 stores, representing 153 retail chains in North America, and has photographed 7.5 million customers. The company employs 1,100 in North Carolina.
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