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Ask Us: What businesses opened during Edds’, Greene’s and Klusman’s first term?

Editor’s note: Ask Us will be a weekly feature published online on Mondays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends in Rowan County. Have a question? Email it to askus@salisburypost.com.

SALISBURY — From a natural gas truck manufacturer to new hotels, the list of businesses opened in Rowan County during the last four years is wide-ranging.

Last year during an October candidates forum, Commissioners Chairman Greg Edds said 57 new and expanded retail and service or manufacturing businesses and more than 20 new restaurants had opened in the previous four years — the first term in office for Edds, Commissioners Vice Chairman Jim Greene and Commissioner Judy Klusman.

A reader submitted a question to the Salisbury Post asking for the names of the businesses to which Edds was referring during the October forum.

In providing the list to the Post, Edds said there are likely other businesses he did not count. It was created, in part, using information from the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, he said.

The total number of businesses on the list is 86, including 18 under a section labeled “economic development,” 48 in a “retail and service” section and 20 restaurants. Some of the businesses represent expansions rather than an entirely new business. Others are relocations. The list provided by Edds last week also includes some businesses that have opened since he made the statement.

The list is as follows:

Economic development

• JP Coastal (Relocation to Salisbury) (January 2015)

• Composite Panel Technologies (June 2015)

• Agility Fuel Systems (October 2015)

• 100,000-square-foot Intercon Furniture Distribution Center, relocated from Utah to Spencer. (2016)

• Royce Apparel moved corporate headquarters here. (Aug. 2016)

• Strategic Moves jet charter service relocated to Rowan County. (Nov. 2016)

• Easter Creek building 5 industrial spec buildings at Granite Industrial Park.

• AMREP relocated to Rowan County from California. (2016)

• Bonded Logistics, 290,000 square foot expansion on Airport Road (2015)

• ALDO relocated to Rowan County (July 2016)

• FillTech expanded, built a new facility in Rockwell (2017)

• Boral Composites $6 million dollar expansion (Dec. 2016)

• Aldi expansion (May 2017)

• Freightliner logistics facility expansion, Cleveland (2018)

• R & L Carriers expansion in China Grove (2017)

• Novant Med-Flight Helicopter located at Mid Carolina Regional Airport (Nov. 2017)

• Premtec expansion (April 2018)

• New York Air Brake (Nov. 2018)

Retail and service

• Allergy Partners (March 2015)

• Salon C & Nail Spa (March 2015)

• Rowan Diagnostic new clinic (April 2015)

• Novant Health Primary Care South, China Grove (June 2015)

• Trinity at Home (June 2015)

• Harbor Freight (July 2015)

• Dermatology Group of the Carolinas (July 2015)

• Planet Fitness (Aug. 2015)

• Eastern Costume Company (Sept. 2015)

• Hobby Lobby (Sept. 2015)

• Dick’s Sporting Goods (Oct. 2015)

• Kirkland’s (Oct. 2015)

• Bench Built Transmissions (Oct. 2015)

• Studio B Professional Pet Grooming (Nov. 2015)

• The Kitchen Store (Nov. 2015)

• Mancan Staffing (Jan. 2016)

• Dr. Brandon Aron, DDS (Feb. 2016)

• Winsome Hanger (March 2016)

• Haigler Systems (March 2016)

• Tenderhearted Homecare (March 2016)

• 10 Thread (March 2016)

• Dollar General US Hwy 601 (March 2016)

• Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear (April 2016)

• True Value Hardware (June 2016)

• TGH Behavioral Health Services (Oct. 2016)

• The Lettered Lilly (Dec. 2016)

• Dr. Stacey Harborth (Dec. 2016)

• Holiday Inn Express (Feb. 2017)

• Novant Health Physical Therapy, China Grove (March 2017)

• Compleat Rehab, China Grove (April 2017)

• Carolina’s Healthcare System Specialty Center (June 2017)

• Mary Mae’s, Spencer (July 2017)

• Novant Health Imaging Center (Sept. 2017)

• The Resource Company Staffing (Sept. 2017)

• Novant Neurology and Sleep (Nov. 2017)

• SoFul Yoga – (Nov. 2017)

• Pivot Physical Therapy (Nov. 2017)

• Kay Jewelers (Nov. 2017)

• NSC Behavioral Health (Feb. 2018)

• Fuller’s Market (Feb. 2018)

• Food Lion, China Grove (2018)

• Jiffy Lube, Salisbury, (Feb. 2018)

• Secure Solutions Technology (July 2018)

• Backcountry and Beyond (Oct. 2018)

• Central Carolina Gymnastics (Oct. 2018)

• Greystone Spa on Main (Nov. 2018)

• Dollar General China Grove (Dec. 2018)

• Home2 Suites by Hilton (2019)


• Mean Mug (March 2015)

• Cold Stone Creamery (April 2015)

• Salsarita’s (Nov. 2015)

• New Sarum Brewery (April 2016)

• Jersey Mike’s (July 2016)

• Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery (Sept. 2016)

• The Shuckin’ Shack (Dec. 2016)

• The Smoke Pit (Jan. 2017)

• Juice Life (March 2017)

• City Tavern (May 2017)

• Zaxby’s (June 2017)

• Palermo’s (June 2017)

• Country Donuts (Aug. 2017)

• Buffalo Wild Wings (Oct. 2017)

• The Chill (Oct. 2017)

• Chipotle (Nov. 2017)

• Starbucks (Nov. 2017)

• Marco’s

• The Holy Grind (March 2018)

• Mean Mug Downtown (Jan. 2019)



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