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DECEMBER 2018 26 CompositesWorld Equipped to meet vertical needs with rapid turnaround, Rock Hill, SC's Composite Resources has found the sweet spot between prototypers and large composites manufacturers. » Travel through the Charlotte, NC, US, metropolitan area, where Composite Resources is situated, and to this day you will nd abandoned textile mills dotting the landscape. Economically, the 1970s and 1980s were unkind to this region, as textile manufac- turers moved their operations to other parts of the world. As recently as 2010, local news- papers reported little change in the jobless rate — 15.7% in York County, SC, just south of Charlotte, compared to 9.5% nationwide. But positive economic signs began emerging in York County during the past decade, and today you will nd vibrant and growing industrial parks, home to numerous manufacturing success stories. Composite Resources counts itself among them. Še revitalization of this region, the training of a new composites workforce, and interestingly, the locale's passion for racecar driving, are intertwined with the founding and growth of Composite Resources and distinctively color the company's corporate culture. Composite Resources describes itself as a "full service composite engi- neering and manufacturing company." Founded in """•, the company employs more than –— people at its ––,———-ft • /–,"—•m • facility in the The building of a composites manufacturing niche By Karen Mason / Contributing Writer Southeastern industrial park resident Composite Resources built its current facility in 2001, in one of Rock Hill, SC's tree-lined industrial parks that reflect revitalization of the region. Source | Composite Resources

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