For Immediate Release - December 5, 2012

-NEAH Transportation Holdings, Inc. Locates Manufacturing & Assembly Operation in Shallotte Business Park-

 Shallotte, NC – December 5, 2012 – NEAH Transportation Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has chosen an existing building in Shallotte Business Park to manufacture and assemble Refrigerated Transportation Vehicles (“RTV”) powered by solar energy and natural gas, blending renewable energy with traditional manufacturing. Torus Energy Group, which manufactures Walk-in Coolers, Freezers and large Cold Storage Facilities, will share facilities with NEAH. The project will create approximately thirty new jobs during the first year of operations, with anticipated employment of seventy-five skilled technicians and support staff within two years, at competitive wages and a projected capital investment of $50 million dollars in capital expenditures and finished products.   

 “We look forward to completing the improvements and beginning operations at our manufacturing facility in Shallotte Business Park,” said Karl Miller, Chairman of NEAH Energy.  “Truck transportation generates roughly $250 billion in revenue annually in the United States. Trucking companies invest billions of dollars in equipment and infrastructure to ensure that shipments arrive on-time and intact. Refrigerated trucks containing food and other goods that need to be kept cold have unique constraints that can be a challenge for a trucking company. These industry challenges present a substantial opportunity for NEAH to manufacture a new class of energy and thermal efficient RTV’s for the food service industry and capture significant global market share.”

 “NEAH explored several real estate options in Brunswick County, as well as surrounding communities, and we chose the facility that could meet our aggressive timeline to start operations and accommodate future growth.” said Steve Kehrer, Chief Operating Officer of NEAH Transportation. “Facility improvements are underway with production scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2013.”   

 “Manufacturing is the backbone of any healthy economy, and we are delighted to have NEAH Transportation Holdings expand our manufacturing base in the Town of Shallotte,” said Sara McCullough, Mayor of the Town of Shallotte.  “The jobs created will support our growing retail and commercial base, increasing our attractiveness as a business location. This is a great opportunity for our entire area and we look forward to establishing a long and successful relationship with NEAH.”

 “Today’s announcement is great news for Brunswick County as it offers new job opportunities specializing in green energy for our talented workforce,” said Jim Bradshaw, Director of Brunswick County Economic Development Commission.  “It is also representative of the great partnership between the county, the local communities and industry considering Brunswick County as a future location.”  Brunswick County Economic Development and the Town of Shallotte worked closely to expedite permitting needed for facility improvements and Brunswick Community College has met with the company to develop a customized training program for future workers. 

NEAH Transportation Holdings will be located in Shallotte Business Park, 3.5 miles northeast of Highway 130 (Whiteville Road) and Highway 17 interchange at Shallotte, NC.  The facility is in close proximity to the famed Brunswick County Beaches and just 35 miles from Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC.  The building is 22,700 square feet on 5.34 acres with office, showroom and warehouse space inside the city limits of Shallotte.  Zoned heavy industrial, this facility will accommodate all current and future expansion of NEAH manufacturing and assembly operations.

 About NEAH Transportation Holdings, Inc.

NEAH Transportation Holdings, Inc. is an affiliate of NEAH Energy (“NEAH”). NEAH is an acquisition company formed to acquire industrial and energy-related assets and companies and, in some cases, invest in the public or private equity and debt of such assets or companies, with substantial growth and profit potential. NEAH Holdings invests in assets that can benefit from the Company's financial, operational, and management expertise as well as insight, relationship network, and senior-level guidance. For more information go to

 About Torus Energy Group

Torus Energy Group, (TEG) has developed Primary market Walk-in Coolers, Freezers and large Cold Storage Facilities.

TEG has researched and developed unique and patentable innovations which effect the reduction of energy usage, the environmental impact, extended reliability, enhanced food safety, and cost of ownership all made in the U.S.A. TEG has developed sales relationships for its new products with the Fortune 50 Food Processors, Grocery Chains, Food Logistic Chains and Independent Food Trucking Companies. These relationships were developed over the last 20 years while consulting for these companies on their past refrigeration needs with old technologies.  The inventor and founder has committed major resources to build world class manufacturing facilities here in North Carolina. Jobs for Americans made with American Raw Materials.

 About Brunswick County Economic Development Commission:

The Brunswick County Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership that encourages, promotes and facilitates the development of new business and industry and the growth of existing businesses in Brunswick County.  Brunswick County is located within the Wilmington Metropolitan MSA between Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  One of the fastest growing counties in the United States, Brunswick County offers a dynamic environment for business and industry with an exceptional quality of life.  Additional information can be found at

SBA: US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Physical Damage Application Deadline is Jan. 9

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the Jan. 9, 2017 deadline.  Anyone in the declared counties in North Carolina with damages caused by Hurricane Matthew that occurred on Oct. 4 –24, 2016 should apply for the disaster recovery loan program.

The disaster declaration covers the counties of Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne and Wilson in North Carolina, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.  Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties and independent cities are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Alamance, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Montgomery, New Hanover, Orange, Pamlico, Randolph, Stanly, Union and Warren in North Carolina; Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry and Marlboro in South Carolina; Brunswick, Chesapeake City, Greensville, Southampton, Suffolk City and Virginia Beach City in Virginia.

SBA disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover uninsured losses from the disaster.  Interest rates are as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.625 percent for private nonprofit organizations, and 1.563 percent for homeowners and renters.  Loan terms can be up to 30 years.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at or download the FEMA mobile app.  If the online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to

Loan applications can be downloaded from  Completed applications can be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Jan. 9, 2017. The deadline for economic injury applications is July 10, 2017.


For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

New incubator looks to spur manufacturing in Brunswick

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The 4,900-square-foot facility will be able to host 3 businesses

Published: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 3:55 p.m.

LELAND -- Small manufacturing businesses in Brunswick County will soon have a little bit of help.

Tuesday, Brunswick County Community College will host a ribbon cutting at the Brunswick Business and Industry Incubator. Located at the college's Leland Center, the incubator will be the first of its kind in the county.

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Sales In Some Brunswick Neighborhoods Broke Records In 2015

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By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 25, 2016

As new residents continued to flock to parts of southeastern North Carolina from colder states, some Brunswick County communities broke home-sale records in 2015.

On the southern end of the county, St. James Plantation celebrated one of its best years “since the start of the 21st century,” with nearly $60 million in sales and more than $80 million in new home construction, said Dan Kingsbury, vice president of sales and marketing.

“We continue to benefit from the continuing migration of retirees from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to the North Carolina Coast,” Kingsbury said in a news release. “We expect that trend will continue to drive sales for the foreseeable future as more of the [baby-boomer] generation reaches retirement age and starts thinking about leaving the snow and cold weather behind.”

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New Industries Locating in Brunswick County in 2011

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CMS - Food Preservation locating in Leland Industrial Park creating 52 jobs

Waste Not Recycling - Recycles computer and appliances locating in Leland Industrial Park creating 8 jobs

TRC Generators - Manufactures commercial generators located in Brunswick Community College Incubator creating 6 jobs