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for Business North Carolina Vol. 26 Issue 8, Aug 2006
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There are over 200 crushed-stone quarries in the state, producing about 75.7 million tons of rock worth $589 million in 2005. Most of the rock is used for road work and other construction projects. Buying land for a quarry and getting all the local and state government permission required to operate it takes between five and eight years. Because of this, many quarry operators buy or lease sites that are already approved.
Mark Goldberg is president and CEO of Asheville-based Plasticard Locktech International LLP. The company is the country's largest maker of hotel key cards. Goldberg credits the company's successful growth to investment in new equipment and a willingness to devote 30 of its 120 employees to sales and marketing.
The state's top seventy-five public companies are ranked by their June 2005 market value. Three companies that moved to North Carolina in the past year and six companies that offered stock publicly for the first time are on the list. The top three companies from 2004 repeated their standings in 2005, with Bank of America ranking No. 1, followed by Wachovia and Lowe's.