The people of Pitt County are proud of our business climate. They work diligently to enhance an environment in which business feels welcome, prospers, and expands with the knowledge their investments are sound ones.
These. along with the diversity, quality, and availability of human resources in Pitt County. are primary reasons why such notable and diverse companies as DSM, Hyster-Yale, ASMO, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mayne Pharma and Weyerhaeuser have established major manufacturing facilities in our communities. Our people have also provided the basis for the continued expansion of these industries. In fact, every major manufacturer has expanded their operations in Pitt County since their initial location, regardless of whether they produce pharmaceuticals or textiles.
Business and industry in Pitt County North Carolina have found our people to have a strong work ethic with loyalty to employers, high levels of productivity in area plants, and to have a pro-business attitude. Several local plants hold productivity, attendance, and safety records within their companies and industries Our people are characteristically loyal, desiring direct personal contact with fellow workers and with management, exhibit pride in their workmanship, and are interested in self-development and the acquisition of new skills.
All of the manufacturers that have located facilities in Pitt County since 1965 operate union-free plants. In fact, all manufacturing, distribution and administrative office employees in Pitt County, with the exception of workers at one tobacco processing facility, are not affiliated with any union. During the past 40 (forty) years there have been a total of five union elections in the county, and all but one, have been won by management with healthy margins.