Celebrate MFG Day with 7 of the Coolest Things Made in North Carolina

by Think Currituck, on 9/30/21 3:20 PM


It happens on the first Friday in October every year, but Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) always manages to sneak up on people. 

That's probably because MFG Day doesn't get the same marketing push as other holidays. Car dealers and furniture stores save all their sales promotions for Labor Day. Big box retailers go straight from stocking Back-to-School supplies to decking the halls for Halloween. 

MFG Day doesn't stand a chance.

Maybe it's just hard for people to find an appropriate way to celebrate.

You could attend a a local event to learn more about opportunities in local manufacturing. Or head down to your neighborhood manufacturer with some free donuts or lunch to show your appreciation for all their hard work in 

But here's another idea...

The organizers of MFG Day created the day to "celebrate the manufacturers who make the products that keep us safe, enrich our lives, strengthen our economic and national security, and provide countless opportunities for our communities and workforce."

So why not support the work they do and try some of their products?

Here's a quick list of 7 cool things made right here in North Carolina that you can wear, play, drink, hang or display proudly in your home. 


1. Black Cherry Moonshine from Copper Barrel Distillery

This distillery in Wilkesboro builds on the fine tradition of Carolina moonshine and adds some of your favorite fruit flavors. Much more civilized than drinking from a jelly jar in the woods.

2. BlackOut Tweed Select Modified 5E3 Amp from Mojotone

These makers of all things musical handcraft every item in their facility in Burgaw, North Carolina. For the rocker in your life with discerning taste.

3. Radicaster from Zion Guitars

Looking for a classic, solid body, double-cutaway, bolt-neck beauty? Look no further than this shop in Raleigh that has been building custom-made guitars since 1980.

4. Calyber 12 from Calyber Boatworks

Tired of paddles and oars? Want to tool around the water like a boss? Check out these classic boats, built right here in Currituck County!

5. American Flag Socks from Boardroom Socks

Want to take your sock game to the next level? Get a pair of these dark blue American flag sock, hand knit in Granite Falls, NC.

6. Tobacco Leaf Coffee Table from Artisan Leaf

This company in Wilson, NC takes the state's tobacco heritage in a whole new direction, using hand-selected leaves in luxurious tabletops, countertops, bar surfaces and home decor.
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7. Wall Art from Carolina Custom Carvings

This company in Powell's Point combines woodworking tradition and the latest technology to create unique, large format artwork that has real depth and character.
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