This project was funded by North Carolina State University College of Design Strategic Research Funds Faculty Development Program.

Thank you to all of the manufacturers that agreed to participate in this database. A special thanks goes to the manufacturers who allowed me to visit their facilities and to understand directly how their processes work.

Those manufacturers included:

Allred Metal

Asheville Thermoform Plastics

Davis Wood Products

Golhagen Art Glass


Iv-S Metal Stamping Inc.

Locally Grown Art

Metromont Precast Concrete

Piedmont Fiberglass, Inc.

Taylor Clay Products