Local Company Wins State Award

This past October, Fiberon accepted the 2015 North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) Leadership Award for Continuous Improvement from the North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, John Skvarla, during the mfgCON 2015, held at McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The NCMEP Leadership Award recognizes effective, innovative expansion programs or initiatives which have been established for a minimum of two years. Fiberon was chosen over eighteen other nominated companies.

Fiberon, located in New London, NC, is a leading manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, fencing, and PVC decking products. Fiberon products are sold to professional contractors and property owners through a national and international network of distributors and retail outlets.

Dr. Brenda Kays, SCC President, commented, “I applaud Fiberon’s commitment to provide its employees with opportunities for professional growth and development. Marion Kinley, Director of Economic Development has done an admirable job in meeting the industry’s training needs and accessing dollars to support those needs through the North Carolina Community College System’s Customized Training Program.”

The nomination was based on Fiberon’s recently completed Green Belt training for thirteen employees.

Fiberon would like to take this opportunity to thank Stanly Community College for nominating us for the 2015 NCMEP Manufacturing Leadership Award. We continue to collaborate with Stanly Community College on valuable training that Fiberon receives through our Customized Training project. Our employees are excited about the training that they have already received through this effort and look forward to the remaining training planned,” noted Erik Horner, Safety and Training Manager, Fiberon.

For information on Stanly Community College’s Customized Training program, please contact Marion Kinley at 704-991-0234 or mkinley9215@stanly.edu.

2015 NCMEP Manufacturing Leadership Award for Continuous Improvement being presented to Fiberon

2015 NCMEP Manufacturing Leadership Award for Continuous Improvement presented to Fiberon. Pictured from left to right: Phil Mintz, NCMEP Director, John Skvarla, NC Secretary of Commerce, Jordan Thompson, Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Engineer, and Mark Porter, Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager, with Fiberon, and Don Huneycutt, Regional Director of NCCCS Customized Training Program.