North Carolina Manufacturing Institute to feature Niagara Bottling, LLC in employer spotlight


The North Carolina Manufacturing Institute (NCMI) is proud to present an employer spotlight session featuring Niagara Bottling, LLC on Thursday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at Mitchell Community College’s Mooresville Campus in B Building Room 117 (Auditorium). 


“Employer spotlights give residents the opportunity to learn more about specific companies and industries. Presenting companies share their hiring practices as well as their current talent needs,” said Hedy Ryerson, occupational extension coordinator at Mitchell, one of the key partners in the NCMI.


The NCMI is a partnership of all chambers of commerce, and all economic development authorities from Iredell, Cabarrus and Rowan counties as well as Centralina Workforce Development Board, Mitchell Community College, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  Graduates with little–to–no manufacturing experience are securing employment through this no-cost eight-week training program to become Certified Production Technicians.


The NCMI aims to build a clear and achievable pathway for people to acquire skills to access good manufacturing jobs in our local community.  It is specifically designed to link and leverage the existing assets of Iredell, Rowan and Cabarrus counties to solve a growing gap between regional job seekers and available manufacturing positions. This program is for anyone who wants a quality job—it doesn’t matter what your background is, it matters what your future is,” said Carol Johnson, vice president for workforce development and continuing education at Mitchell.


Niagara Bottling started bottling high quality low cost water in five-gallon glass containers for home and office delivery in 1963 in California. Dedication to operational improvements, a consistent recipe of hard work, integrity, attention to detail and the relentless quest for perfection has led Niagara to become the largest family owned and operated bottled water company in the United States.  Niagara Bottling opened its Mooresville location in 2012 and has continued to grow and thrive in Iredell County since that time.


Employer spotlights like this one are part of a larger effort aimed at providing career services to adults in Iredell, Rowan and Cabarrus counties. “Our services help workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth,” said Ryerson. “Whether you are attending an employer spotlight or coming in for resume guidance or interview preparation, we are here to help!”


Individuals interested in the NCMI training program are required to attend an orientation Discovery Session. The next Discovery Session will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mitchell’s Mooresville Campus in Building A, Room 110. The next eight-week training program begins soon. This session will be held in Mooresville and will meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Get details, including how to register for the sessions by filling out Mitchell's NCMI Interest Form or at www.ncmanufacturinginstitute.com.