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Gaston Skills, Inc.

Corporate Office

Hours:  M-F 7:45am - 4:15pm
​1301 Bessemer City Road
Gastonia, NC 28052

Toll Free:  1-888-241-3115
P:  704-869-0300
F:  704-869-9594

Salem Industries

Hours:  M-F 8am - 4pm
1636 Salem Church Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092

P:  704-732-1516
F:  704-732-0982

Day Activity

Hours:  M-F 8am - 3pm
220 E. Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28052

P:  704-869-0300
F:  704-869-9594

Serving Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln Counties since 1964

FIELD DAY! October 22, 2015

Gaston Skills, Inc. 4th Annual Client Activity Day
October 22, 2015. Time: 10am – 2pm, Martha Rivers Park
GSI will provide lunch: pizza, drink, and a cookie

Gaston Skills is dedicated to serving adults with disabilities.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH! October 21, 2015
GSI employees can help the victims of the devastating SC flood by donating BLEACH! The local chapter of the Salvation Army has been to the flooded SC area and will continue serving and assisting in that area. One critical need is for cleaning solutions, especially BLEACH.

Please consider donating at least one gallon of bleach (two or three if you can). GSI will collect the bleach and deliver to the local chapter of the Salvation Army before one of their trips to the flooded area.

Captain Lorie Hunter of The Salvation Army, Gastonia, indicated that bleach is best to sanitize during the clean-up process.

The best prices might be at Dollar General, Mightyt Dollar, or Dollar Tree.

An anonymous donor has promised to match gallon for gallon the bleach collected!

We need all BLEACH donations by Wednesday, Oct 21!




Funds raised will be used for field day activities.


October 12, 2015, Gaston Gazette
Special to The Gazette

​Gaston Skills, Inc., held its annual board meeting on Sept. 15. New officers were installed and one new member was added to the board.

Serving as offices of the board:

  • President: David Hook, Adams and Hook CPAs, Gastonia
  • Vice President: Rev. Bob Wise, Lincolnton
  • Secretary: Kelvin Atkinson, Gastonia
  • Treasurer: Sarah Lauterbach, Robinson Law Firm
  • Past President: Tim Farris, retired Gaston County Sheriff’s Office

Returning board members are:

  • Don Barringer, Barringer Paper Products, Gastonia
  • Dennis Lee, W.D. Lee Co. Inc., Gastonia
  • Sarah Osborne, executive director, Arc of Gaston County
  • Mark Rider, retired Dallas Police

The board welcomed new member Greg Smith, attorney, of Lincolnton.

Former Board member John Stanley installed all board members.

Gaston Skills, Inc. is a private, nonprofit community rehabilitation organization that has been providing programs and services to people with disabilities since 1964. It has two divisions serving Gaston and Lincoln Counties: Gaston Skills, Inc., Gaston County, and Salem Industries, Lincoln County.

Gaston Skills, Inc. and Salem Industries also provide production contract work with local industries in Gaston, Lincolnton, and surrounding areas specializing in assembly, packaging, shipping, re-works, quality inspections and more.

Gaston Skills Inc, is CARF accredited having met internationally recognized standards. Jo Ann Raxter of Gastonia is the executive director. For more information, visit, or call 704-869-0300.

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