July 1, 2010

Plastics-based company Automated Solutions, LLC , which has outgrown its current location, will relocate its operation from Hickory into the former Hammary building in Sawmills. Renovations to the building should be completed by the end of the summer. The company has plans to hire 25 employees and has been approved to receive a $50,0000 economic incentive grant from the Caldwell County Sales Tax Reinvestment Committee and the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners.  The company also plans to receive $373,000 from the NC Rural Center.