MCIC member companies
voted unanimously Jan. 17, 2013 to change the organization’s
name from the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North
Carolina (MCIC) to the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
(NCMA). The new name will be effective later this month.
Originally founded in 1988 by ten chemical company executives as
the Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina (CIC), the organization
changed its name in 1994 to the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry
Council of North Carolina (MCIC) after agreeing to merge with the
North Carolina Pulp and Paper Council.
In the past 25 years, industry has changed dramatically and the
membership in the organization has expanded to include a far more
diverse listing of manufacturers (chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp
& paper and other wood products, adhesives, tobacco, heavy equipment,
heavy duty vehicles, steel, and aircraft engine manufacturing).
The new name more accurately reflects our diverse membership. As
the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA),
our gears are turning toward the future as we work together to continue
to advocate for North Carolina manufacturers.