Howard Construction Company, Inc
Founded in 1949, Howard Construction Company of Lincolnton, Inc. has been a general contractor of choice in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and throughout the Southeast
on select commercial and industrial projects. Two generations of construction excellence has resulted in bringing government, office, manufacturing, and distribution centers to life from the foundation up with a focus on quality building practices, budget-conscious controls, and on-time completion. Whether new construction or adapting an existing facility, Howard Construction Company brings hands-on expertise, experience and capability to projects large and small.  The firm’s commitment to its clients is further enhanced by its commitment to quality of life and economic development initiatives. Receiving the Governor’s Business Award in the Arts and Humanities in 1997 for its commitment to advancing cultural arts in Lincoln County, Howard Construction is also
involved in the LEDA, Lincoln Economic Development Association, as a private member focused on supporting positive economic growth to existing and new businesses in the area.

KC Byrd Electric Contractors
Serving Western North Carolina since 1959, KC Byrd Electric Contractors has become one of the area’s leading residential, commercial, and industrial electrical contractors. Its reputation is built on two generations of providing quality service, seasoned professionals and service-minded staff. Licensed and well qualified electricians provide a full range of services for commercial and industrial electrical, low voltage, security systems, fire alarm protection, lighting retrofits and new project installations. The firm’s reputation has been built upon combining traditional methods with the latest technology and training to
deliver the best end result for every project. The company’s capability and scale-ability has resulted in continuing to meet the needs of today’s environmentally conscious business and home owner through an array of energy and power-saving solutions.

With about 3,300 employees, the SolarWorld group is one of the world’s largest solar energy businesses – and the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years. Its innovation, performance and environmental track record has resulted in the company being recognized as an industry leader. SolarWorld is dedicated solely to the business of solar energy. Its ability to combine and control all stages of the photovoltaic value chain, from the raw material silicon to turn-key solar power plants, enables its contractors to uphold high quality and environmental standards at every stage. SolarWorld continues to be a leader in solar manufacturing in America as one of the only solar companies that manufactures from raw materials to finished panels in American factories.