HAVELOCK, NC (WITN) The largest industrial employer east of I-95 is preparing to celebrate 75 years of successful support for our nation's military.
The Fleet Readiness Center East opened in 1943 at the Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point.
And while their name has changed over the years, their mission to provide the highest quality aircraft support to our nation's fighters remains the same.
With more than 4,000 employees, they provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul services to airframes, engines, and components.
But company leaders say, throughout the years it's been the workforce that has built the success of FRC East.
About 80 percent of the employees hold technical positions and many employees begin working there at a young age.