The General Electric plant, the largest employer in East Flat Rock since the 1950s and one of Henderson County’s oldest manufacturing operations, has come out against the proposed asphalt plant a few hundred yards down the road.
Plant manager David Martin and human relations manager Lisa Richmond notified employees Thursday that they had written to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and the planning department to oppose the rezoning request by Southeastern Asphalt to build a plant on 12 acres at the northeast corner of Spartanburg Highway and the U.S. 25 Connector, according to people who shared the letter on social media.
“GE Current has been a part of this community for 65 years,” the plant’s leaders said in a letter to the Board of Commissioners. “We have worked hard to be environmentally compliant and continue to strive be good stewards and neighbors in the community. . .”