Fabricated Metals and Machinery
We may not count industrial-scale metal fabrication and machining among Randolph county’s legacy industries, but this upstart sector is strong and growing with roughly 1,200 employees boasting highly technical skills. Randolph County is populated by makers, and our metal workers are some of the best. Welders, fabricators, machinists, and tool and die makers can be found in every nook and cranny of the county, in businesses large and small, manufacturing parts and components which are sold locally and across the globe. From aircraft seating to trailers, end mills to automotive parts, tooling to structural steel, a product manufacturer can be found right here in Randolph County. The need for employees has kept pace with the growth in this industry sector, and Randolph Community College is well equipped to provide the training and education needed to meet industry needs. The college’s Gene Haas Computer-Integrated Machining Institute offers a training facility equipped with state-of-the-art CNC equipment, and full-service welding labs at the Asheboro and Archdale campuses. Randolph County employers in this sector include global companies such as The Timken Company and Kennametal, and local operations such as Unique Tool and Manufacturing, a precision shop without a true competitor on the East Coast.