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Made In N.C.

Our local Fox affiliate (Fox8-WGHP) has been running an interesting series on the nightly news: Made In N.C. Each segment features a product made exclusively in N.C., many of them in or around Greensboro. Of course, Pepsi (which originated in New Bern) expanded their operation quite some time ago, but some of our more famous exports still call North Carolina home; Nyquil, Cheerwine, Texas Pete, Thomas Built Buses (you know, the ones you rode to school in every day) and those ubiquitous "Support Our Troops" magnets are manufactured right here in the Triad. Crest Toothpaste is produced for U.S. and worldwide distribution a mere 10 miles from our house.

Some lesser-known, but equally impressive products include Revi Technical Wear (outfitters to NASCAR, IndyCar and world-class cycling teams), Granite Tactical Vehicles (for military use) and Repreve® recycled yarn (used in apparel manufacturing by Patagonia, LLBean, and other major brands). Not only were Krispy Kreme, Bojangles' and The Fresh Market born here, we also happen to be home to the world's largest open-face granite quarry.

Check out the Fox 8 website to peruse the ever-expanding list and watch the corresponding video segment for an inside look into the production of each item. Locals (and beer connoisseurs), especially, will appreciate the tour of the new Red Oak facility.

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neebs
Jul. 31st, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Just for the record, I am against your user icon. =P

PS-You guys should come up for the NC State game!
yarbiedoll
Jul. 31st, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
That would be cool. I keep telling Greg that I miss going to games. Collegiate football is one of my favorite things about fall.
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