Mithun tapped to design manufacturing hub on a brownfield site in North Carolina

A swath of land in Morganton, North Carolina, that was previously used as a furniture factory in the early 20th century will be reimagined as a campus for innovation and manufacturing, a move which stands to bring much-needed redevelopment and economic opportunities to a region with a robust industrial past. The Industrial Commons (TIC)—a nonprofit founded in 2015 to improve poverty in Burke County North Carolina, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains—is spearheading the redevelopment. A plan from the organization will transform the former location of the Drexel Furniture 3 & 5 Plant into a work-oriented, 27-acre campus with training facilities and manufacturing spaces for

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