Gaston Skills, Inc.

Corporate Office

Hours:  M-Th 7:45am - 4:15pm                       F 7:45am - 2:00pm
​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-Th 8:00am - 4:00pm                       F 8:00am - 2:00pm
1636 Salem Church Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092

P:  704-732-1516
F:  704-732-0982

Serving Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln Counties since 1964

Gaston Skills and Salem Industries will be open except for severe weather conditions. Any decision to close will be made by the Executive Director and will be listed on WBTV, WSOC, WCNC and their websites.

In the event of inclement weather and schools are closed, TLC and ACCESS will not be operating. THEREFORE, GASTON SKILLS AND SALEM INDUSTRIES WILL BE CLOSED.

When schools are on delay, ACCESS and TLC will be on a delay also.
The delay for staff is split in half.


If schools are on a 1-hour delay, staff should report on a 1/2 hour delay.
If schools are on a 2-hour delay, staff should report on a 1-hour delay.
If schools are on a 3-hour delay, staff should report on a 1 1/2 hour delay.

Safety and Welfare are of primary concern. In the event of severe weather, all employees are encouraged to exercise common sense. Employees are not encouraged to drive if uncomfortable doing so. If Salem Industries and Gaston Skills are not closed, all employees are expected to call in if they are unable to attend, or will be late.


  • If schools are closed, Gaston Skills and Salem Industries will be closed.
  • Access and TLC follow delayed schedule for schools.
  • Staff follow examples above.



Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce

​Lincoln/Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce​