Samet Corporation to preserve iconic Enka clock tower

Press release from Samet Corporation:

Samet Corporation announces plans to preserve the 92-year-old clock tower on its 32-acre building site in Asheville, North Carolina.

“We are working with the owner’s representatives on an initiative to protect Enka Tower,” states Brian Hall, Samet Corporation’s Director of Development. “All parties involved in the development of this area recognize the historic role the monument plays in Asheville’s history, and we would like the tower to stand for generations to come.”

Samet Corporation is collaborating with the owner, designer, and subcontractors to manage the tower’s incorporation into the site design. The project will be subject to the approval of the City of Asheville, and Samet officials are working closely with the City to secure that approval.

About Samet Corporation

Samet Corporation is a full-service general contractor and real estate development firm exceeding clients’ expectations across a broad range of industries since 1961. The company’s project portfolio includes educational, industrial, office, healthcare, retail, multi-unit residential, and civic facilities. Samet Corporation is headquartered in Greensboro, with offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Charleston, and Savannah.

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3 thoughts on “Samet Corporation to preserve iconic Enka clock tower

  1. North Asheville

    Preservationists and Asheville history buffs should be grateful to Samet Corporation for listening to local concerns.

  2. Dan

    Totally surprised the vague remote connection to the Confederacy, white supremacy, etc. has not been found yet. For some reason, every time I pass that clock tower, I feel uneasy.

    • Mike

      The parent company that founded Enka in 1928 was the Dutch Company Nederlandse Kunstzijdefabriek.. The name Enka was invented from the company’s initials “NK” because the Dutch knew the mongrel whites and blacks in Asheville could never master the actual name. ( The word Kunstzijdefabriek means “artificial silk making” ) Now the Dutch are at least as Aryan and as the Germans.. So the tower could well be a symbol of white European Aryan supremacy!!!!!!!!

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