Grow in Gaston County

Five pre-graded, shovel-ready sites ranging from nine to thirty acres each. Adjacent to four existing manufacturing and headquarters facilities (GNT USA, Knoll America, Rankin USA, and Premix). 20 miles west of Charlotte Douglas Intl. Airport with access to a labor force over 1,000,000 strong. Utilities on site and due diligence completed.

Count on Rutherford EMC

North Carolina proudly continues to be a leader in domestic and international business and industry expansion. In the area we serve, Rutherford EMC has, since 1937, helped the state earn this well-deserved reputation. As a non-profit cooperative and retail supplier of electricity to over 67,000 commercial and residential consumers in ten counties, Rutherford EMC’s retail sales of kWh have increased over 10 percent in the last five years – testimony to our energy to get things done. Our best track record is in the quality of our service and our commitment to overall economic growth in the communities where we help people do business and enjoy life.

Site Spec Brochure

Site Overview

  • Size

    98 acres

  • Type of Space

    Shovel-ready sites

  • Distance to Interstate

    4.4 miles

  • Closest Airport

    16.9 miles

  • Closest International Airport

    21.4 miles

  • Rail Access


  • Electric

    Rutherford EMC

  • Natural Gas

    PSNC Energy

  • Water

    250,000+ GPD

  • Sewer

    250,000+ GPD

Apple Creek Industrial Park

Partner With Your Local Co-op

Together with our consumer-members, North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives are creating a brighter future for North Carolina’s rural people and communities. Our innovation and actions are guided by our local roots and focus on delivering value to cooperative members and communities. In this decade and beyond, we will continue our commitment to providing reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost while also advancing the pursuit of responsible sustainability goals.

Concern for community is a hallmark of the cooperative difference, and we continue to invest in education grants and programs, zero-interest economic development loans, the deployment of rural broadband and other efforts aimed at improving the daily lives of our members and strengthening our communities.

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