|Title:||Greenville Industries Records|
Greenville Industries, Inc.
Horne, Charles O'Hagan, Jr.
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Records (1950-2007) of Greenville Industries, including by-laws, certificate of incorporation, board minutes, correspondence, contracts, deeds, and blueprints, and of longtime board member and president Charles O’Hagan Horne, Jr. (1970-2000), including correspondence, financial records, blueprints, maps, and reports. Greenville Industries was a for-profit corporation founded to sell land at reduced rates to industries to encourage them to set up businesses in Pitt County, North Carolina.|
|Extent:||2.25 Cubic feet, 8 archival boxes, consisting of by-laws, certificate of incorporation, minutes, correspondence, contracts, deeds, blueprints, maps, reports, and financial records|
September 10, 2013, (unprocessed) 2.50 cubic feet; Records (1950-2007) of Greenville Industries, including by-laws, certificate of incorporation, board minutes, correspondence, contracts, deeds, and blueprints (approximately ½ cubic foot) and of Charles O’Hagan Horne, Jr. (1970-2000), including correspondence, financial records, blueprints, maps, and reports (approximately 2 cubic feet). Charles Horne was a longtime board member and president. Gift of Wanda E. Yuhas as executive director of the Pitt County Development Commission.
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Greenville Industries Records (#1207), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Greenville Industries was incorporated December 29, 1950, by eight Greenville, North Carolina, businessmen as a for-profit land-holding company that sold real estate at a reduced price to new or expanding industries to encourage them to view Pitt County as a good place to set up business. The point was to diversify an economy that had previously been mainly agricultural. During the 1960s and 1970s, such companies as Empire Brushes, Vermont American, Burroughs Wellcome, Fieldcrest Mills, National Boat Works (Grady-White) and Eaton Corporation (NACCO Materials Handling) came to Pitt County as a result of Greenville Industries. In the late 1980s and the 1990s, Greenville Industries started developing what became Indigreen Corporate Park. The assets of the Greenville Industries, Inc., were acquired by the Pitt County Committee of 100 in 2008.
Sources: http://www.activerain.com/blogsview/647147/-greenville-industries-an-economic-promoter-sold-after-57-years; http://www.locateincarolina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Economic-History-of-Pitt-County-October-20121.pdf