Sanford’s Mertek named state’s top small business

Jerry Pedley and his shop of tinkerers create robotic machinery in an unlikely setting.

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Sanford’s Mertek named state’s top small business

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Women excel in N.C. tech industry

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Dropsource writes the code for business apps

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