May 28, 2018

Ingersoll Rand Expanding Apprenticeship Program in Mocksville

Ashley Kern calls Craig Moore her first success story. The first to complete Ingersoll Rand’s apprenticeship program which began in 2015, Moore is now a full-time employee in the Mocksville plant’s maintenance department. “Craig is our first success story and a poster child for the program,” Kern, human resources generalist, said with a smile. “He did an awesome job in the apprenticeship program, finished his schooling at DCCC, and the maintenance team has had really positive things to say about him. We are thrilled to now have him on board full time.” Moore, who works third shift troubleshooting and repairing […]
May 18, 2018

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Ingersoll Rand “Showcase Facility” Expanding in Mocksville

Ingersoll Rand is expanding its operations with plans to create 25 jobs and invest nearly $30 million in the Mocksville plant by the end of 2019. The Mocksville plant sits on 130 acres in Davie County, employs around 400 full-time employees, and supports the Compression Technology Services Branch of Ingersoll Rand through the manufacturing of Rotary, Centrifugal, and Thermo King air compressors and fabricating parts for our Trane businesses. The capital investment is the result of the plant’s endeavor to become Ingersoll Rand’s “showcase facility,” according to Ashley Kern, Senior Human Resources Generalist. “Becoming a showcase facility is a three-pronged […]
April 10, 2018

Take a Bow Davie County – Continuous Improvement Becoming a Habit

Davie County should be proud of what it has accomplished and should continue its efforts saying, “Take a bow, Davie County, and encourage continuous improvement to become a habit.”
March 22, 2018

Celebrating Growth in Davie County and Building a Bright Future

After five years of successfully attracting manufacturing companies that created thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in investments, Davie County had a problem — no more buildings and no more workers. “All of our working inventory had been absorbed into the system, and our unemployment rate had dropped to 3.7 percent which is almost fully employed,” said Terry Bralley, the president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. But rather than resting on its laurels, Bralley says the Economic Development Commission treated 2017 as a “building year” and worked to replenish Davie County’s supply of buildings and sought […]
February 9, 2018

House of Raeford Continues to Pay 150 Employee Full Salaries after Fire Temporarily Closes Processing Plant

There is an old phrase that says, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” House of Raeford Farms in Mocksville is doing just that after the central portion of the chicken processing plant off Eaton Road was heavily damaged by a fire on December 14th. While investigators and insurance adjusters have investigated the cause of the fire and determined the extent of the damage, House of Raeford has maintained its commitment to its 150 employees by continuing to pay their normal wage until further notice. More Than 100 Local Families are Grateful for Company Support House of Raeford, a family-owned […]
January 12, 2018

Tractor Supply Coming to Mocksville This Spring

Tractor Supply Co. has begun construction in the old Food Lion building in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Mocksville with a goal of opening in early spring. Tractor Supply caters to farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen and others. The Mocksville Tractor Supply plans to hire 12 to 15 employees with knowledge and expertise in caring for pets, livestock, and land. “We’re not just building a store, we’re building a team that understands the needs of the community,” said District Manager Chris Holman. “We carry products that support the lifestyle our customers lead, […]
December 27, 2017

Congratulations VF Corp and Ingersoll Rand

Two Davie County Companies Listed on JUST 100 Ranking Forbes magazine, in partnership with Just Capital, recently released its JUST list of the top-100 U.S. corporations, and two Davie County companies, VF Corp (85) and Ingersoll Rand (97) made the list. The nation’s 1000 largest publicly traded companies were evaluated on “how they perform on the issues Americans care about most.” Those issues include worker pay and treatment, customer respect, product quality and environmental impact. Just Capital surveyed 10,000 respondents in 2017 and more than 72,000 over the past three years. The top 10 are Intel, Texas Instruments, Nvidia, Microsoft, […]
December 16, 2017

Davie County Winning Deals as North Carolina Tops Forbes Best States for Business List!

North Carolina is now the nation’s top state to do business, according to Forbes Magazine’s Best States for Business ranking. Although North Carolina is the only state to appear among the top five states all 12 years since the magazine launched the list, this year is the first time it has occupied the top spot. Last year, Forbes ranked North Carolina # 2. Over the past twenty years, North Carolina has built one of the nation’s healthiest business climates through low business costs, incentives, and a young and educated workforce. The state’s strong universities and resources such as Research Triangle […]
November 8, 2017

Students Explore Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2017, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County. Davie County participated in National Manufacturing Day for the first time this year through the collaborative efforts of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Schools, Davie County Economic Development, DCCC and the Davie business community. On October 6th, students from Ellis and North Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, DCCC – Davie Campus, WFBH-Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run and the […]