Star, NC -- With a population a tad over 800, this Montgomery county town is creating big news for the Department of Defense.
Carolina Growler will begin building Munitions Trailers for the Navy and Marine Corp this year. The Government is requiring 800 trailers, a task that will keep the company in production for five years.
The company has expanded from 15 employees to 43 in less than a year to help meet the demand. On average Carolina Growler will complete one to two a week, then sustain one a day until the completion of the contract. The company is HUBZone certified, meaning at least 35-percent of all employees must live within Montgomery county.
The trailers final destination is Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.