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Gregory Poole CAT

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North Carolina Home Builders Association

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Albemarle humbly serves both people and planet by transforming essential resources into critical ingredients for modern life. Guided by our core values, we are committed to creating a more resilient world – one where people and planet thrive. As a leader in safe and responsible operations, we work with our partners to pioneer cleaner, safer and smarter solutions to keep pushing forward while being mindful of what we leave behind and protecting our communities.

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North Carolina Forestry Association

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Canfor Southern Pine

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Lowe's Pros

Every day, the shortage in the skilled trades workforce becomes more urgent. Studies show that 85% of contractors report trouble finding skilled workers, and an estimated 546,000 new skilled tradespeople will be needed to meet demand in 2023 alone. To help address this critical issue nationwide, the Lowe's Foundation launched the Gable Grants program, a five-year, $50 million commitment to train 50,000 job-ready skilled tradespeople to support our communities for the long term. From 2023 to 2028, community and technical colleges and community-based nonprofit organizations across the country can apply for grants to recruit, train and employ the future skilled trades workforce. Lowe's is also proud to offer associates tuition-free trades certifications through our Track to the Trades program. Track to the Trades offers associates the chance to grow their career at Lowe’s or to jump-start a career in the trades. Graduates leave the program better equipped to serve our customers or for a skilled trade apprenticeship.

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We’re committed to keeping people safe and making a positive impact. Our technologies connect people all around the world, creating opportunities and giving a voice to billions. We’re taking action to keep our platforms safe and inclusive for everyone. Meta's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. We’re looking for talented people who love to build things and are bold enough to tackle complex issues that make the world better for everyone. We move fast at Meta, so you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on your very first day and every day after. Career Programs Best-in-class leaders and mentors, meaningful impact, and hands-on opportunities are just a few of the reasons why people are drawn to Meta. Learn more about how our immersive career programs are exceptional experiences. Meta University is an immersive ten-week paid internship program that enables students from underrepresented communities to get to know Meta’s people, products and services.

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Mid-Atlantic Mechanical Contractors Association

Mid-Atlantic MCA is a non-profit trade association of contractor professionals affiliated with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, the Association represents members in Virginia and The Carolinas. The objectives of this association are: **to provide for the professional affiliation with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA), and to further the objectives of this national association. **to promote the mechanical contracting industry in general, and to foster the exchange of ideas, technology updates, and business trends between members of this MCAA chartered association. The Mechanical Contractor’s Association of America provides our members with high quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise.

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Miller Electric

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NC Aggregates Association

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Vulcan Materials Company

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Carolinas Associated General Contractors of Americas

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Carolina Cat

Carolina Cat is committed to serving as a trusted partner in your success. We find innovative solutions and work closely with our customers to support the essential needs of our communities. As a family-owned company under the third generation of leadership, our business is built on the principles of trust, integrity, and a desire to help our customers and employees succeed.

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Haas Automation

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Maxion Wheels

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Michelin Tires

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North Carolina Manufacturers Association

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North Carolina Trucking Association

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W&W AFCO Steel

W&W | AFCO Steel is an international company that works in all regions of the United States and strategically throughout the world. We execute projects of any size across all market segments in the construction industry. These market segments fall into three main building categories: Bridges, Commercial Buildings and Industrial.

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