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13297
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Yellow poplar growing in McDowell County has attracted the interest of Oregon-based Columbia Plywood Corporation. The company's subsidiary, Columbia Carolina Corporation, is building a plant at Old Fort to make its product, with completion expected by summer of 1982. Initial production is expected to be twenty million board feet a year. Over two hundred people will be employed when the plant reaches full operation.
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13299
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Headquartered at Mt. Gilead in Montgomery County, McRae Industries is one of four contractors in the nation that supply boots to the government. McRae got its first contract during the Vietnam War when the Army switched boot styles. At that time it had sixty employees; today McRae has 225. The company produces about 45,000 pairs of boots a month, slightly more than a third of the total industry output.
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13298
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Defense contracts are highly important to North Carolina companies and businesses. About 1,100 companies in the state have military contracts to supply everything from boots to aircraft guidance systems. These contracts total more than $860 million.
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13303
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The BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine staff interviews Philip Van Hoy, a North Carolina attorney who specializes in labor relations.
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13302
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Adams profiles Robert Strickland who is chairman of North Wilkesboro's Lowe's Companies, Inc.
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