Efforts to unite the services of N.C State University College of Textiles, the Textiles Technology Center, and the Manufacturing Solutions (hosiery) Center have been interrupted by the opposition of a Piedmont GOP senator. The opposition reportedly was based on personality issues and protocol according to some manufacturers. Catawba Valley Community College and the Manufacturing Solutions Center enthusiastically backed the creation of a N.C. Fabrication Enhancement and Discovery Center endorsed in the last session by legislative leaders. The imitative was led by the College of Textiles. Proponents reportedly are continuing to explore the concept.