“Rocky Mount has received another honor in the category of business and industry.

Global Trade Magazine, which is based in Dallas and proclaims to be America’s leading publication on the subject of logistics, early this month reported Rocky Mount is on the publication’s top 20 list of cities in the U.S. for manufacturing.

Global Trade noted that Rocky Mount, once predominantly known as a center of agriculture and textile production, is today known as a regional manufacturing center that produced more than $6 billion worth of exports in 2018.

Global Trade in particular noted the Rocky Mount area being the home of the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant off U.S. 301 in the Whitakers area and the Corning distribution facility off Alternate U.S. 64 between Rocky Mount and Tarboro.

Additionally, Rocky Mount is the only city in North Carolina to presently be on Global Trade’s top 20 list, which came out on Aug. 4.”

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Article written by Rocky Mount Telegram Staff Writer, William F. West