Archive for the ‘Well Crafted Award’ Category

Abee Architect, PA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Abee Architect, PA is a longstanding architecture firm based in Hickory, NC. The firm was founded in 1935 by Dallas Carroll Abee Sr., and has been integral to the design of much of Downtown Hickory. For almost 80 years, this family business has designed churches, hospitals, businesses and homes. In 1978, Dallas Abee Jr. became a full partner of the business, eventually leading the company after his father’s retirement.

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Cox Furniture Manufacturing Company

coxIn 1932, William Cox decided to open a furniture manu- facturing business in Hickory, North Carolina. He was a pioneer in the industry and focused entirely on small-scale boudoir furniture. At this point in time, Hickory was already becoming a bustling furniture manufacturing town, and the business thrived. The company was so successful…

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Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

John-TeeterPepsi was invented in New Bern, North Carolina in 1893 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his drug store where it was sold. It is now one of the world’s most valuable brands. The drink was first bottled in Hickory in 1934, thanks to Lee Frans. If his name sounds familiar, it is because the L P Frans Stadium, directly adjacent to the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, is named after him. For 80 years, and through many rebrandings, the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Hickory has bottled and distributed Pepsi and other beverages.

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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

coke3In 1910, 34 years before Coca-Cola became a registered trademark, The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. laid down it’s roots in Hickory. In 1937, the company built at their current location, near Downtown Hickory. From the beginning the company has been a small family business, with a firm dedication to community and God. Coca-Cola is ubiquitous in American Culture.

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The Bisanar Company Jewelers

bis3In 1896 the Bisanar family opened a jewelry store in the newly incorporated town of Hickory, North Carolina. In the 118 years since, that jewelry store has remained in its original location, on Union Square. The Bisanar Company Jewelers is now the oldest jewelry store in the state, a fact that the business is proud of. In the early 1900s, the Bisanars installed the clock that stands in front of the store. Since it sits on the City of Hickory’s land

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Keever’s Keys

k3Keever’s Key and Repair Service has been an important part of Hickory, NC, since 1920. Keever’s is known for their prompt service, often rescuing citizens who are locked out of their houses or cars. For 93 years, Keever’s has evolved and stayed abreast of current technologies. Now, each employee is a certified locksmith, and  they can even claim the only female Certified Automotive Locksmith in North Carolina. 

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Shurtape

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Shurtape Technologies’ legacy was started in 1880, with the opening of textile manufacturers Shuford Mills, in Hickory, North Carolina. The  fifth generation company has now grown into a global corporation, with 15 state-of-the-art facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape has evolved from a small cordage manufacturer into an industry leading

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First Security Insurance

first2Since 1919, First Security Company has been offering the Catawba Valley Unifour area the service and support needed to meet the ever‐changing insurance requirements of its personal and commercial customers. The business is an independent agency, and has the ability to select coverage and programs from their strong group of insurance companies.

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Canipe & Lynn Electric Motor Repair

overheadIt’s early morning, and Dock Lynn unlocks the door to the office. All is quiet as he starts a pot of coffee, just as he has every morning for 55 years. He’s retired now, but old habits die hard, and he enjoys starting the day with the people at Canipe & Lynn Electric Motor Repair. The small, family-owned company is one of the oldest in Hickory. Going strong since 1918, they are unlikely to falter now. This is primarily because, as Sherry Mull tells us, motors run everything.

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Johnson Piano Exchange

For nearly a century, Johnson Piano Exchange has served the Hickory area, striving to keep music playing in schools, churches and homes. The company is, and always has been, family run, and has contributed to the lives of families across the city. Johnson Piano Exchange is the primary source of pianos and organs in the Greater Hickory region. Since 1922, it has sold high-quality pianos, adding organs in 1935, the date of their invention.

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