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405 East Main Street, Suite 4
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
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The City of Elizabeth City
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Elizabeth City Business Profiles
Gateway Bank & Trust
Gateway Bank & Trust, acquired by Hampton Roads Bankshares in December 2008 (NASDAQ:HMPR), continues to operate as Gateway in Northeast North Carolina, with 15 full-service branches, including a major operations center and three branches in Elizabeth City. Gateway remains one of the largest employers in Northeast North Carolina, with full-service financial centers extending through the Outer Banks, west to Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and as far south as Wilmington. The Bank provides insurance through its Gateway Insurance Services, Inc. subsidiary, brokerage services through its Gateway Investment Services, Inc. subsidiary, title insurance through its Gateway Title Agency, Inc. subsidiary, and mortgage banking services through its Gateway Bank Mortgage, Inc. subsidiary.
DRS Technologies-Elizabeth City provides long term aircraft engineering, maintenance, and management support that encompass a wide range of activities both on and off site. DRS designed, developed, tested, implemented, and maintained the Aircraft Computerized Maintenance System (ACMS) used throughout the Coast Guard's fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. DRS's Elizabeth City operation:
- Allows the Coast Guard to benefit from DRS's $25-million capital investment in its Elizabeth City facilities
- Combines ultra-efficient DRS maintenance-system techniques with state-of-the-art Coast Guard maintenance and repair protocols
- Integrates Coast Guard decision-makers into the repair process, dramatically reducing overhaul times
With more than 300 employees and growing, DRS is one of Elizabeth City's top employers.
VectorCSP is a woman-owned small business with headquarters in Elizabeth City, NC. Ranked 74th in Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America, vectorCSP was created by a group of highly experienced business experts in the fields of logistics, workforce performance, training, engineering, aviation management, and information technology. The company began operations in 2002, developing training and logistics solutions for the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security.
TCOM is the only company in the world with a facility devoted to aerostat and airship manufacture, assembly, flight test, and training. For over 30 years, TCOM has pioneered the most significant advancements in tethered aerostat systems offering the best of today’s leading edge technology to meet the full range of surveillance and communication needs. TCOM is the only company in the world devoted to the design, fabrication, installation, and operation of tethered, aerodynamically stabilized balloons called aerostats. TCOM has provided systems for both U.S. and foreign governments as well as private corporations. They have installed and operated aerostat systems around the globe. TCOM is in the process of building a $3-million, 40,000 SF manufacturing facility (story here) that will double its workforce in Elizabeth City to more than 100.
Airship Management Services
Airship Management Services (AMS), affiliated with Nissho Iwai American Corp., is the most experienced company in operating the world’s largest airships, and through associated companies provides technical and operational support to airships worldwide. AMS operates a maintenance facility and FAA repair station at Skycruiser Corp.’s base in the City of Elizabeth City. AMS personnel have been in the business of providing flight crew, technical expertise, and ground support to airships since 1980 and have operated airships in Japan, Korea, Australia, the U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Germany, and France. All crew are fully licensed by the relevant civil aviation authorities.
Hoffer Flow Controls is a leading supplier of highly customized flowmeters to meet the extreme conditions associated with flow measurement working at depths to 10,000 ft. or more.
Electronic Keyboards, Inc. (EKI)
EKI manufactures indestructible, totally electronic industrial keyboards and industrial computers for ATMs, kiosks, gas-station pumps, factories, doctor's offices, hospitals, fast-food restaurants, government and military applications, and anywhere keyboards must operate in a harsh environment. Utilizing optical rather than mechanical sensors, EKI's Matrix Touch (TM) keyboard allows unlimited key touches and is also ideal for users who are physically unable to exert the pressure necessary to operate a standard keyboard.
Elizabeth City Glass (ECG)
ECG recycles C&D pane glass, ceramics, and post-consumer glass as feedstock for precast cement-based products. The glass processor will install a production process to produce pre-cast concrete products from a glass aggregate.
Fastenal is an industrial fastener firm that sells industrial use fasteners for customers including farmers, commercial and residential contractors, Blackwater USA, the US Department of Defense, and the United States Coast Guard.