RANDOLPH COUNTY — Call it the Japanese economic connection for Randolph County.

A year after Toyota Motor Corp. announced one of the state’s largest-ever economic development projects at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, county recruiters landed another Japanese company for a location in Archdale. Sumitomo Forestry America Inc. will make the most significant manufacturing commitment based on investment in the more than 50-year history of Archdale as an incorporated city.

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