About Foothills Industries

Foothills Industries, Inc. of McDowell County North CarolinaFoothills Industries of McDowell County, Inc.  is a manufacturing company located in Marion, North Carolina. As a Community Rehabilitation Program, we have been in operation since 1972. 


The mission of Foothills Industries is to provide  vocational and life-skills training and employment for persons with disabilities in order to maximize independence and employment, while providing quality products at competitive costs and on-time delivery to our customers. 

Foothills Industries Quality Policy

Committed to providing opportunities for adults with disabilities by meeting customer and regulatory requirements through a process of continuous improvement.

Foothills Industries is ISO 13485 Registered

Quality Registrations

  • Quality Management System - ISO 13485: 2016 Registered for the following scope: Manufacturing, Assembly & Packaging of Medical Devices
  • FDA Registration



  • Foothills Industries 10 Year SHARP Safety AwardRecognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor as a Sharp Award recipient for outstanding efforts in accident prevention.  FI is one of only (100) recipients of this award in North Carolina.
  • 10 Year Award for SHARP
  • CARF Accredited in Community Services: Community Services Coordination.  Employment Services:  Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation, Employee Development and Organizational Employment Services

Foothills has two separate programs that complement each other:

  • Manufacturing/Sub-Contract Program — Foothills produces a variety of products within two manufacturing divisions: medical surgical drapes, and packaging/subassembly.
  • Programs/Service Division — Foothills is a non-profit community rehabilitation program providing vocational training, job placement, employment opportunities and community opportunities to adults who have barriers to employment and community inclusion.
Foothills Industries of McDowell County, Inc.
300 Rockwell Drive
Marion, NC 28752 | 828-652-4088