Carolina Precision Plastics, operating as CPP Global, a manufacturer of packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries is opening a new manufacturing plant in Mocksville this spring, investing $5.3 million and creating 140 new manufacturing jobs. Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,183 plus benefits.
The CPP Global plant is located at the former Kaydon ball bearing plant on highway 601 South in Mocksville. Manufacturing is expected to begin this spring.
Long term success for the company requires the right location, the availability of a skilled workforce, strong workforce development programs, and well developed utility, energy, communication, and transportation assets.
Location, Location, Location
Davie County’s location in central North Carolina, bisected by I-40, with I-85 and I-77 only minutes away is within a one day drive of 60% of the US market, one half of the nation’s population and one trillion dollars of industrial production. Rail freight services available through Southern and Norfolk Southern and two major airports within about an hour’s drive also make Davie County an attractive location for manufacturing.
The commuting pattern for workers in Davie County indicates that over 12,000 people, or 70% of our workforce travels out of the county for work each day while 5,000 people travel into Davie County for work. This 37% workforce net out-migration pattern translates into the availability of an available skilled workforce in Davie County.
Workforce Development Training and the High Performance Manufacturing Association
DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties, provides cutting edge, globally competitive workforce development solutions through campuses in Davidson and Davie Counties.
HPMA ~ Lean, Continuous Improvement and Sustainability
In addition to workforce development and training programs, DCCC also coordinates the activities of the High Performance Manufacturing Association. In cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service, HPMA helps local companies develop and maintain competitive advantages in the areas of lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and sustainability.
Davie County State and Local Partners
Landing this project required the hard work and coordination of state and local leaders to bring new manufacturing jobs to Davie County. Project leaders included North Carolina State Representative Julia Howard, Davie County Economic Development Commission President Terry Bralley, DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling, Melissa Smith and others from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Rural Center, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Representative Howard played an instrumental role championing Davie County in the successful effort to win a state grant which helped fund the development of a rail spur on behalf of Davie County and CPP Global. The availability of rail transportation in Davie County plays a significant role in local economic development.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce also played an important role as they supported CPP Global with this important site selection project. Melissa Smith of the NC Department of Commerce led the site selection search on behalf of CPP Global and the state of North Carolina. The NC Department of Commerce was instrumental in helping CPP Global win a $250,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance through local governments to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds.
CPP Global Job Openings Appeared on Davie County Jobs Web Site
Last month Davie County launched a new web site to connect Davie County job seekers with Davie County employers. New jobs at the Davie County CPP Global facility began appearing on the new Davie County Jobs site several weeks ahead of the official announcement last week.
APPPLY HERE: Click on either of the images below taken from the Davie County Jobs site to apply for these particular jobs on-line.
Please join is in thanking CPP Global for choosing Davie County.