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Chamber of Commerce
Advanced Drainage Systems is the largest polyethylene pipe and fittings manufacturer in the country and operates a 50,000 square foot facility in Southridge. They produce pipe diameters ranging in sizes from 4 to 48 inches and employ 100 people.
April 4, 2007 marked the day of the new Dole facility grand opening. A new industrial customer, Dole has invested millions of dollars and will provide hundreds of jobs for our community. The new facility is located in the Southridge Business Park, which has entrances off of Edgewood Road and Gastonia Highway at its intersection with Maine Avenue.
One of our largest industries is FMC Lithium, Inc. They are the largest producers of lithium in both Americas. Lithium is used in pharmaceuticals, batteries, ceramics, etc. There is also still some agriculture in the form of Kiser's Dairy Farm, among others. Mr. Kiser is a descendent of one of the founding families of Bessemer City and he has about 200 animals. Recently, many diversified industries have discovered the many assets of Bessemer City and have chosen the opportunity to grow and prosper with us.
Hunter Douglas (Designer Shades Division) has a 150,000 square foot facility in Southridge. Southridge is expected to accommodate 7-10 typical-structure plant facilities over the next 15 years. Much of our commercial enterprise is located in the downtown area of the city, giving residents one location to handle most of their shopping needs.
Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS)