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Marshall Rauch, who has represented the Twenty-fifth Senatorial District since 1967, is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He is featured in this ongoing series of brief profiles of major newly elected and appointed state officials.
Marshall A. Rauch, chairman of the board and treasurer of Rauch Industries, heads what is believed to be the world's leading Christmas ornament manufacturer. He is now serving his eighth consecutive term in the State Senate representing the 25th Senatorial District. We the People of North Carolina magazine features him in the Businessman in the News section.
Rauch formed his company Pyramid Mills in Gastonia in 1957 manufacturing balls of crochet thread and kite cord. In 1964 the company switched to Christmas ornaments. His company, now Rauch Industries, Inc. of Gastonia, is the largest Christmas tree ornament manufacturing company in the United States with sales of $14 million in fiscal 1983.
Marshall Rauch, who turned an old textile business into a fast-growing manufacturer of Christmas ornaments, is BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA'S Entrepreneur of the Year for 1990. Rauch founded his company, Pyramid Mills, in Gastonia in 1957, and it is the largest Christmas tree ornament manufacturing company in the United States. He has represented the Twenty-fifth Senatorial District since 1967.