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North Carolina State

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North Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state with a landscape ranging from Atlantic Ocean beaches to the Appalachian Mountains. Charlotte, the state’s largest city, is home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and museums such as the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The state motto (“First in Flight”) honors the Wright Brothers, who flew their first plane in Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks, barrier islands lined with popular beaches.

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North Carolina State.
Population: 10,146,788.
State Capital: Raleigh.
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North Carolina state is one of the 13 original states of the US. North Carolina is situated on the Atlantic coast midway between Florida and New York. New Carolina shares a border with Virginia to the north, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, Tennessee to the west and faces the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

One of the wettest state in the country, the terrain of North Carolina has vast marshlands in the coastal area and is home to many lakes in the Appalachian and Piedmont regions. North Carolina offers many diverse choices in cultures and lifestyle. The state capital of North Carolina is Raleigh.

The history of North Carolina is tied close to the early attempts of colonization by the English in North America. In the northeast of North Caroline lies a Roanoke Island which is part of the island-fringed coast. This was the site of the famous "lost colony" that disappeared sometime after the original landing in 1587. The eastern region continues to retain of the past colonial life.

In the Piedmont region lies the hub of population and industry in North Carolina while the mountains of the west continue to retain the rural culture, including the native Cherokee community that stayed there for centuries.

From the mid-20th century, North Carolina experienced high population growth that exceeded that of the national average. This was due to its fast growing economy and North Carolina had one of the nation's strongest manufacturing industries. Apart from manufacturing, the services industry grew and help North Carolina kept its economic growth in line with the US economy.

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The Main Cities in North Carolina

Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of North Carolina and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Charlotte - 731,424
2. Raleigh - 403,892
3. Greensboro - 269,666
4. Winston-Salem - 229,617
5. Durham - 228,330
6. Fayetteville - 200,564
7. Cary - 135,234
8. Wilmington - 106,476
9. High Point - 104,371
10. Greenville - 84,554


Famous Landmarks in North Carolina

Below are some of North Carolina’s most visited landmarks:

-The Biltmore is one of America's most famous estates, and one of the best remaining examples of the Gilded Age. A veritable American castle, often likened to America’s Versailles, it was built by George Washington Vanderbilt between 1889 and 1895, and is the US’ largest privately owned house, with 250 rooms (43 alone are bathrooms).

Tallest Buildings in North Carolina

Below are the tallest buildings in Carolina:

-The Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte is the tallest building in North Carolina. At 60 floors and 871 feet tall, it holds Bank of America’s world headquarters.

1. Bank of America Corporate Centre (60 stories; 871 feet)
2. Duke Energy Centre (54 stories; 786 feet)
3. Hearst Tower (47 stories; 659 feet)
4. One Wells Fargo Centre (42 stories; 588 feet)
5. The Vue (51 stories; 560 feet)
6. PNC Plaza (32 stories; 538 feet)
7. Bank of America Plaza (40 stories; 503 feet)
8. 1 Bank of America Centre (32 stories; 484 feet)
9. 100 North Main Street (34 stories; 460 feet)
10. Three Wells Fargo Centre (32 stories; 460 feet)

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Stone Aesthetics

Stone Aesthetics

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Slip Resistant

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High Mechanical Properties

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Unlimited Colors

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Strength

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Theft Resistant

Theft Resistant

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Jonite North Carolina Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite North Carolina Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in North Carolina.

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Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps here.
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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in North Carolina.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in North Carolina. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in North Carolina. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in North Carolina. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in North Carolina.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in North Carolina.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles North Carolina - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles here.
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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in North Carolina.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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