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Riveting Success at GESIPA® Fasteners USA -­ Expansion in Davie County Adds 16 Jobs

Gesipa Fasteners USA MocksvilleGESIPA® Fasteners USA, Inc., a German-based company which manufactures rivets and state-of-the-art riveting systems, is growing and expanding its Davie County operations, creating sixteen new manufacturing jobs in Mocksville.

How to Apply
In addition to expanding its facilities and adding jobs, GESIPA® Fasteners USA is also  transitioning to two shifts. According to Karen Creason, HR/Office Manager, the company has  hired a number of positions already this year and is actively seeking a plant electrician as well as  skilled machine operators. The company anticipates adding sixteen additional highly skilled, well-paying positions by the end of 2016. For information on how to apply call Karen Creason at 336-751‐1555, ext. 101 or email kcreason@gesipausa.com.

Innovation Driving Company Expansion
The Company is advancing from providing standard products to also engineering  custom  applications to meet an individual customer’s unique needs, according to Brian Cole, General  Manager.

Mark Grigg, Plant Manager, is excited about the company’s opportunity to fill a niche in the automotive market. “The new equipment we are buying will allow us to do research and development as well as custom production right on site. We are equipped to make whatever fastener a company might need.”

“GESIPA® believes that things need to be world class or don’t need to exist,” Cole said. “We will do whatever we can to be bigger, better, and faster in order to add value for our customers.”

In order to implement this innovative manufacturing approach, GESIPA® Fasteners USA, Inc. is  expanding, retooling, and renovating its 83,000 square foot facility in the South Point business  park on US Hwy 601 in Mocksville. The plant currently manufactures and distributes non-structural rivets and installation tools, and repairs installation tools.

Rural Infrastructure Grant Assists with Building Up-fit Expense
A $160,000 grant from the NC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) to the Town of Mocksville will help fund electrical, plumbing, compressed air, and other interior upgrades at the plant which also serves as the company’s North American corporate headquarters.  RIA provides grants to support infrastructure development, building renovation, site improvements, and economic innovation.

“We are blessed to have an international company like GESIPA® bringing jobs and opportunities to our community,” said Terry Bralley, President of Davie County Economic Development Commission. “I continue to be inspired by the vision, leadership, and talent that GESIPA® has invested in their top management. This truly will be a company to watch as they set pace to become a leader in the global market.”

 

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Davie County Expanding Retail Options

davie_county_jobsDavie County – A Picturesque Community with Small Town Charm and Big City Potential.
“Davie County continues a remarkable economic recovery, and we have had tremendous success attracting international manufacturing giants including Ashley Furniture, CPP Global, Dex/Volvo, Dunlop Tyre, and Gildan Activewear,“ said Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The Davie County Economic Development Commission believes it is now time to direct some of our attention to growing our retail base.”

 

“We realized as a small community, but with a terrific location connected to a major interstate, we needed the help of an outside professional to assist us with attracting those larger retailers that will help minimize sales leakage, fill vacant storefronts and lots, and expand our retail options,” he added. “We hired the Retail Coach to help us develop and implement a retail sales plan for the entire county. The EDC has invited the towns of Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, and Mocksville, and the Chamber of Commerce to actively engage in the process. We believe this retail plan is another way to add value to the county and will help us grow our future.”

“Our goal is to recruit more retail, restaurants, and entertainment to Davie County to offer our residents more opportunities to buy clothing, electronics, or whatever they need locally; to retain the businesses and restaurants already here; and to keep our current shopping centers and districts vibrant while developing new centers,” said Bralley.

Davie County’s close proximity to the Charlotte and Winston-Salem markets, easy access to Interstate 40, and regional draw due to Wake Forest Baptist Health- Davie Medical Center, make it a prime spot for expanding retail and restaurant options.

Carolyn McManamy, President of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, is excited about what this project means for the community. “In 2013, the Davie Chamber launched the iSHOPDAVIE shop local program to draw attention to the importance of supporting local businesses and the impact shopping local has on the Davie economy and our quality of life,” she said.  “Working with the Retail Coach will provide us with the right tools to attract new retail and restaurants that compliment what is already here.  It will also offer useful information and assistance to our existing businesses to help them grow their customer base and increase their profitability.  We know that having more shopping and dining options here in Davie County means more jobs and increased sales tax revenues both of which are vital to a thriving local economy, and that is our ultimate goal!” said McManamy.

The Retail Coach, a retail recruitment and consulting firm, is a pioneer of the retail recruitment industry. With clients in 29 states and 86% repeat clients, The Retail Coach uses their expertise to help communities reach their goals.

During a meeting with The Retail Coach leadership, officials from Bermuda Run said their goals for the partnership include expanding retail near Wake Forest Baptist Health and Davie Medical Center to give citizens and hospital-goers more retail choices. Mocksville officials said they would like to expand their retail base as a whole, while also putting a focus on their vibrant downtown. Cooleemee officials would like more retailers for everyday conveniences.

To achieve these goals, The Retail Coach will begin by determining a Retail Trade Area, or the area from which the county receives most of its consumers. This includes interviewing retailers and community stakeholders and plotting point-of-sale data. Next, the team will conduct a demographic analysis for both the county and the Retail Trade Area. This is followed by a Gap Analysis, used to identify sales leakage to other communities. Using this and similar data, the team will make a target list of retailers and restaurants that would be a good fit in Davie County.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Davie County in this process. Our team has already been on the ground and sees unique opportunities for Bermuda Run, Mocksville, and Cooleemee. Our Retail Trade Area determination and Retail Gap Analysis process will help these opportunities stand out to potential retailers, restaurants, and developers,” said The Retail Coach Vice President Aaron Farmer, who will be Davie County’s point-of-contact with the company, along with Director—Retail Strategy Scott Emison.

Both appreciative and excited about the opportunities that a focus on retail will bring to the community.  Will Marklin, Mayor of Mocksville, said “Any time  we can discover  new ways to support and  grow our local economy it is exciting!   We are most appreciative of EDC to have the opportunity to work with The Retail Coach.  Their ability to create resources of potential  new retail and provide data to support and promote our existing retail  will be time well spent in Mocksville.”

John Chandler, Cooleemee Town Clerk, is eager to see new businesses locate in Cooleemee. “It is good for an outside group to see us as we are and to assess our needs in regards to economic growth,” he said. “We sit around here brainstorming about what we need in our community as far as retail, but that is usually the end of it. We look forward to the Retail Coach  contacting potential businesses that would consider our area.”

For more information on Davie County, North Carolina, visit www.daviecountyedc.com.  For more information on The Retail Coach, visit www.theretailcoach.net.

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HELP WANTED: Davie County Job Fair Monday, March 28th at the Davie County Senior Center

davie_county_jobsJobs, Jobs, Jobs
Businesses looking for skilled employees to fill available positions and area job seekers have the opportunity to come together at a job fair to be held on Monday, March 28th at the Davie County Senior Center at 278 Meroney Street, Mocksville.

The Job Fair will be open to Veterans only from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. All job seekers are invited to attend from 3:00 pm –  6:00 pm.

Companies participating include:

  • Ashley Furniture Industries
  • Austin Electrical Enclosures
  • Autumn Care
  • Carillon Assisted Living
  • Davidson County Community College
  • Golding Farms Foods
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Lydall
  • Mega Force
  • NC Army National Guard
  • REEB Millwork Corporation
  • The Resources
  • Unifi Manufacturing Inc.
  • Workforce Unlimited

For more information, please contact David Monteleone, 336-776-6770, or david.monteleone@nccommerce.com.

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Squire Boone Plaza Gets a New Lease on Life

The Squire Boone Plaza in Mocksville is getting a new lease on life with a new owner, a new name, and a fresh coat of paint.

But these changes are just the beginning. David Tsui, the new owner, has already replaced the roof, and plans to continue remodeling the newly-named Eastgate Shopping Center, as well as improve the parking lot and walkways.

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(l-r) Don Moss, David Tsui, and Terry Bralley celebrate new lease on life for former Squire Boone Plaza shopping center.

Creating the perfect atmosphere at the right price
“I want to make the Eastgate Shopping Center a place that tenants are proud of and customers will want to shop, while also keeping the rent at a reasonable price,” said Tsui, who prides himself on being a hands-on property owner. “I want to make sure the tenants are happy and feel taken care of,” he added. “I gave each of the tenants my cell phone number and told them to call me if they need anything.”

License Plate Agency Reopening this Spring
New tenants are coming to the shopping center. The NC License Plate Agency will reopen this spring in the former Central Carolina Bank building;  Mary Esparza, who is famous for her “taco trailer,” is opening the El Taco restaurant where Perk a Latte used to be sometime this spring, as well.

Fastenal, which sells industrial, safety, and construction supplies and offers services including inventory management, manufacturing, and tool repair, celebrated its grand opening on March 18th.

Peebles, Davie Jewelers, Unique Hair Care and Glamourous Nails will remain in the shopping center, and the Internet Cafe has returned.

“We have experienced tremendous success with industrial growth,” said Terry Bralley,  President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The  Davie County economy in general has rebounded, and we hope the rising tide will bring additional retail shops and small businesses.”

Retail Space Still Available
Several spaces of different sizes are still available for lease, and Tsui is willing to work with potential tenants to create the perfect space. He would love to see a grocery store return to the center.

Tsui, a former doctor turned real estate investor, credits his entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic to his father, who emigrated from China in 1983 with nothing, and now owns two Chinese restaurants in Chapel Hill. Tsui and his wife also own a medical supply company in Mebane that specializes in orthopedic bracing.

From Mebane to Mocksville
Tsui discovered Mocksville in a rather round-about away. He worked with Don Moss,  a vice-president with the Charlotte office of Colliers International, several years ago while searching for a location for his medical supply company. When he became interested in purchasing a shopping center, he again called Moss.

Moss, a site-selection specialist who worked with Joe Hollingsworth and the Hollingsworth Companies to bring Gildan and Dunlop Tyre to Davie County, had driven by Squire Boone Plaza many times and knew it was available. It was a match made in Heaven.

After one visit to Davie County, Tsui and his wife were hooked. “We found wonderful people  wherever we went,” he said. “This is a great community with a great location. We are excited to be here, and look forward to continuing to invest in this community in the future.”

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Davie High Automotive Skills Training Program Awarded $10,000 Grant from Ingersoll Rand

In order to do a job right, you must have the right tools for the job. Ingersoll Rand is helping to make that possible for students in Davie County High School’s automotive program.

Ingersoll Rand, the Official Power Tools of NASCAR, has awarded Davie County High School with a $10,000 Real Tools for Schools grant for its automotive skills training program.  The $10,000 grant will help Davie County High School improve automotive classrooms and courses with updated equipment, supplies, instructor training and curricula.

Congratulations! Fortune Names Ingersoll Rand “Among World’s Most Admired Companies”
In addition to thanking Ingersoll Rand for their generous contribution to the success of Davie County students, please join us in congratulating Ingersoll Rand for placing in the Top 10 in Community Responsibility Category Among FORTUNE’s Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies.  

Stacey West, Summer Rogers, Doyle Nicholson, Seth James, Donna McNeil

Stacey West, Summer Rogers, Doyle Nicholson, Seth James, Donna McNeil

These students are the future of the automotive technology industry
Davie County High School’s automotive vocational  program received one of the first Real Tools for Schools grants because of the quality of its application, according to Jennifer Hutchins, communications manager for Ingersoll Rand. “Ingersoll Rand was excited to see the school’s plans to put the money to use to enhance the training of future automotive technicians,” she said. “Our goal is to provide funding for classroom and coursework improvements. We also want to build relationships with schools in close proximity to company sites and engage our employees to work with students on learning enrichment programs.  Working with automotive students in communities where we do business, and building and maintaining those relationships is important to Ingersoll Rand,” Hutchins added.

In addition to the grants, Ingersoll Rand Power Tools employees are partnering with participating high schools to deliver seminars, hands-on training and learning enrichment experiences for students enrolled in automotive technician programs.

“These students are the future of the automotive technology industry. Ingersoll Rand is proud to support technical education for students that prepares them for success and enhances job readiness,” says Donny Simmons, president of Ingersoll Rand Power Tools.

Ingersoll_Rand_Mocksville_Davie_CountyIngersoll Rand–400 Strong and 50 Years of Excellence in Mocksville
The Mocksville North Carolina plant, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2015,  first opened in 1965 and began machining rotary components for air compressors. Throughout the years the Mocksville team has manufactured assemblies and components for a number of products within Ingersoll Rand’s product portfolio, including Centac™ and rotary assemblies.

Within the last six years, the plant has experienced tremendous growth as select assembly operations for Trane® and Thermo King® equipment were moved to the Mocksville plant.

Today, Mocksville employs a world-class workforce of more than 400 full-time associates dedicated to efficiency and quality. The Mocksville operation represents the enduring strength of Ingersoll Rand as a manufacturer and is known within the company for its excellent continuous improvement program, safety record and team spirit.

Learn More
The Ingersoll Rand Real Tools for Schools program is sponsored by the Ingersoll Rand Foundation and the company’s Power Tools business to enhance education for high-school students in automotive technology programs. For more information about the Real Tools For Schools grant visit www.ingersollrandproducts.com/RealtoolsRealSchools/.

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Congratulations “Best of Davie” and Chamber Award Recipients!

Best of Davie AwardsThe 2014 “Best of Davie” awards were announced at the 45th Annual Davie County Chamber Awards Gala and Annual Meeting held at Winmock at Kinderton on Thursday, January 22nd.   In addition to the Best of Davie Awards, the annual Davie Chamber Awards were presented to the following Davie Chamber members.

Member of the Year 2014
Tom Lentz – Davie Electrical Co.

Small Business of the Year 2014
Subway of Mocksville

Business of the Year 2014
Twin City Youth Soccer Association

E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award
Dr. Darrin Hartness

 

Best of Davie 2014Voting for the 2014 Best of Davie Awards was open to all members of the community and over 1200 online ballots were submitted.  2014 best of Davie Award Winners are:

Best New Business of 2014
O’Callahans Publick House Pub & Eatery

Best Civic Group / Non-Profit Organization
Just HOPE, Inc.

Best Place to Be Active with Family
Davie Family YMCA

Best Place to Eat in Davie County
Restaurant 101

Best of Davie 2014Best Place to Be with Friends in Davie County
O’Callahans Publick House Pub & Eatery

Best Golf Course in Davie County
Pudding Ridge Golf Club

Best Davie County Vineyard
RayLen Vineyards & Winery

Best Place to Shop in Davie County
Southern Ties Boutique

Best Hair Salon / Barber in Davie County
Gemini Hair & Nail Fashions

Best Photographer in Davie County
One Shot Photography

Best of Davie 2014Best Real Estate Agent in Davie County
Glenn Stanley – Total Real Estate

Favorite Davie Healthcare Provider in Davie County
Carolina Center for Eye Care

Best Davie Insurance Agent in Davie County
Darryl Bandy – State Farm Insurance

Best Place for Your Pet in Davie County
The Country Veterinary Hospital

Best of Davie 2014Best Davie County Mobile App / Website
DavieLiFE Magazine

Best Place to Get Fit in Davie County
Combat Athletics

Davie County “Super Woman”
Krystal Dumas

Davie County “Super Man”
Dr. Darrin Hartness

Please join us in thanking the Davie Chamber for supporting helping to promote a strong and vibrant business community.

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Dunlop Bringing New Aviation Manufacturing Jobs to Mocksville

British manufacturer Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has selected Mocksville, North Carolina as the site for its first retreading facility in the United States.

Tdunlop aircraft tyres mocksvillehe company, the world’s only specialist aircraft tire manufacturer and retreader, will use the Mocksville location to boost its competitiveness across the Americas, particularly on popular narrow and wide-bodied jet airliners and military aircraft.

“We plan to create at least 40 jobs within our first two years of operation and there is the prospect of more to follow as we expand our presence in the market,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson.

“We have been encouraged by the positive response to our plans by the local community. The site offers good transport links and we are confident that we can find an excellent work force within the Mocksville and Davie County region.”  The company may begin hiring for these positions sometime after the end of this year.  For information on these and other jobs in and around Davie County, please keep an eye on Davie County Jobs.

Mocksville – A Business Friendly Community
According to a report in the Triad Business Journal, another selling point for Dunlop was Mocksville’s business friendly atmosphere.  Don Moss, a vice president with the Charlotte office of Collier’s International, who helped Dunlop with site selection, said the town is “extremely flexible” in helping companies get through the permitting process. “I will say that they are one of the more flexible communities in the Carolinas and Virginia that I work with,” Moss said of Mocksville. “That’s really kind of a unique story for the town.”

James Stockert, who works with the Davie County Economic Development Commission said: “Like all economic development wins bringing new jobs into Davie County, this win was the result of many people in our community working together to make things happen.  “We are grateful that Dunlop Aircraft Tyres sees Davie County as a great location with a prepared workforce and has chosen to bring good jobs to our community.”

 

 

 

The Hollingsworth Companies and Mocksville – A Winning Formula for Success

SouthPoint-Davie-County-Aerial90% of all companies seeking a new location are looking for an existing building to move into.  While some communities have taken public funds to compete with developers, Davie County has taken the opposite approach of supporting private sector efforts and partnering with private developers rather than competing with them.

SouthPoint Business Park, located just north of Interstate 40 on US highway 601 is an example of this approach.  Owned and developed by site-selection expert Joe Hollingsworth and the Hollingsworth Companies, SouthPoint provides Davie County with high-quality class A building inventory. This is an advantage that every community and every economic developer would love to have.

SouthPoint is a natural choice for logistics and includes major regional warehouses.  The secret is that it has also become a superb location for light manufacturing.  Workforce development efforts by the Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College, a strong work ethic rooted in an agricultural history, and people who would rather work close to home than drive into an urban area have all contributed to the high productivity that is part of the park’s success.   Companies like Amarr Garage Doors, Metal Sales Corporation, Gesipa USA and Comfort-Bilt Windows and Doors now call Davie County home.

According to Davie County Economic Development Commission President Terry Bralley, “Our partnership with The Hollingsworth Companies means that we have an inventory of available buildings and permitted lots for people who don’t have time to waste.  Further, we are blessed with a developer like Joe Hollingsworth who is flexible enough to lease, sell, or provide equity capital for companies locating in our community.”

“We continue to be bullish on Davie County and have purchased additional land for future growth, said Chip Sisk, senior vice president and industrial real estate director for The Hollingsworth Companies; “This is a low cost, labor-rich community with a pro-business mindset on an interstate highway.  And that’s a winning formula for business success.”

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs ~ Dozens of Openings

Davie County JobsDozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing.

New Job Openings Posted Daily
Here is a sampling of openings posted this week:  Welding Fabricator at Trailers of the East Coast, Maintenance Supervisor at Ingersoll Rand, Maintenance-PIV Technician at Ashley Furniture, Salesperson at Sheetz, Restaurant General Manager at Taco Bell, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Trane, Assistant Manager at Rent-A-Center, Stylist at Great Clips, Machining Quality Engineering Supervisor at Ingersoll-Rand, CDL truck driver, Licensed Practical Nurse, customer service,  and many more.

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About Davie County Jobs
The job openings are an aggregation of publicly available data provided by various national resources. Job listing data is geo-targeted to Davie County but the radius includes surrounding areas.

While every effort has been made to include only the most reliable and nationally recognized job listing services, we do not control the data.  The Davie County jobs listed are only a small portion of the jobs listed on each of the major online job sites.

Additional Resources:
Continuously updated list of Davie County Jobs
Davie County North Carolina
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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Congratulations! Mocksville Police Win NC “Blue Light Special” Award

Mocksville Police Car Blue Light Special Award

Mocksville Police Lt. Jeff Finney with 2014 GHSP Blue Light Special Trophy

A Mocksville Police Car was selected one of the best looking and best equipped law enforcement vehicles in the State of North Carolina as a 3rd place winner of the 2014 “Blue Light Special Competition” during the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) Symposium held in Concord, North Carolina during the second week in January.

More than 600 North Carolina law enforcement officers, district attorneys, magistrates and judges voted on entries from across the State of North Carolina in the 2014 Blue Light Special competition during the annual GHSP Safety Symposium.

The mission of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is to promote highway safety awareness and reduce the number of traffic crashes and fatalities in the state of North Carolina.

iShopDavie ~ Mocksville Police Department Shops Local
Thank you to the Mocksville Police Department for shopping local! In a terrific example of iShopDavie at work, the graphics on the Mocksville Police car were developed and installed by Trailers of the East Coast in Mocksville, NC.  In addition to the attention getting graphics, Trailers of the East Coast installed the emergency lighting, radio, radio console, passenger cage and dividers and other emergency equipment.

Technicians at Trailers of the East Coast assist law enforcement and first responder agencies from across the state with everything from attention-getting graphics and emergency lighting to installation of any equipment required by law enforcement, fire fighting and emergency responder communities.

Visit the Davie County Chamber of Commerce today for more information on how you can help create jobs and opportunity in Davie County, or for more information on how the Davie County Chamber of Commerce can help you grow  your business.

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Sterling Events Group Announces Warehouse Relocation to Davie County!

winmock2Sterling Events Group and Sterling Audio Visual are pleased to announce that they are relocating their main warehouse operations from Winston-Salem, NC to Farmington, NC in January, 2014.

“Our growth in audio-visual equipment and in our prop and décor inventory made this move necessary” commented Wayne Thomas, President of Sterling.  “We also wanted a warehouse convenient to our Charlotte and Triangle offices and closer to our historic event venue, WinMock at Kinderton.  This new 17,500 square foot facility, convenient to I-40, was the perfect location.”

“We want to thank Terry Bralley and the Davie County Economic Development team that made our relocation so easy and stress free” added Thomas.  “They have been great partners since we first conceived WinMock and we thank them for their continued support and attention.”

Please join all of us in thanking Wayne Thomas and the Sterling Events Group for continuing to invest in Davie County.

About Sterling Events Group
Sterling Events Group, headquartered in Clemmons, NC, with additional offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Charleston, SC has provided travel, event planning and design services for clients nationwide since 1985. The organization offers clients a full-range of specialized support services including budget development and planning; registration & housing management; destination management; group travel; special event planning; event staffing; ground transportation/meet & greet services; audio visual equipment rental; event décor & style; meeting technologies; and event branding and marketing. Additionally, Sterling Events Group now owns and manages WinMock at Kinderton, a historic barn turned special event and conference center in Bermuda Run, NC. Learn more at www.SterlingEventsGroup.com

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Davie County Jobless Rate Most Improved in Region

Davie County Unemployment RateAccording to figures released this week by the NC Department of Commerce, the unemployment rate in Davie County fell to 6.3% for the month of November, 2013, a full percentage point drop from the October rate of 7.3%.

According to a report in the Winston Salem Journal, this full percentage point drop in unemployment in Davie County was the largest one month improvement of the 14 counties that make up the Northwest North Carolina region.

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs ~ Dozens of Openings

Davie County JobsDozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing.

New Job Openings Posted Daily
Here is a sampling of opening posted this week:  Assembler 2 – Reeb Millwork, Painter 2nd Shift – Ingersoll Rand, Upholstery – Ashley Furniture, Product Test Engineer – Ingersoll Rand, PT Grocery Associate – Food Lion, Stylist – Great Clips, CDL truck driver, Licensed Practical Nurse, customer service,  and many more.

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Hit the “Like” button above and tell your friends about this job resource to help connect job seekers with local employers while helping local businesses find local talent.

About Davie County Jobs
The job openings are an aggregation of publicly available data provided by various national resources. Job listing data is geo-targeted to Davie County but the radius includes surrounding areas.

While every effort has been made to include only the most reliable and nationally recognized job listing services, we do not control the data.  The Davie County jobs listed below are only a small portion of the jobs listed on each of the major online job sites.

Additional Resources:
Continuously updated list of Davie County Jobs
Davie County North Carolina
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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WXII News Spotlights Davie County’s Hidden Charms

wxii-celebrates-davieFor the past couple of years, the big news out of Davie County has been economic development. Big names such as Ashley Furniture and Wake Forest Baptist Health, Ingersoll Rand, Avgol and more have invested millions of dollars in new facilities in the county, and smaller firms like Carolina Precision Plastics and Pro Refrigeration have set up shops offering good-paying jobs at a time when employers are extremely picky about where they’ll locate.

But when WXII News 12 paid an all-day visit to Historic Downtown Mocksville this past December 11th, they weren’t there to cover a business opening or a groundbreaking ceremony for a new business. Instead, the number-one news team in the Piedmont Triad was there to “Celebrate Davie,” with a special focus was on the people and places that make Davie County uniquely appealing to residents and visitors alike.

Longtime nighttime news anchor Cameron Kent took viewers to Cooleemee for a trip down to The Bullhole, an eye-catching waterfall on the Yadkin River that generations have relished as a prime swimming and fishing spot, then peeked into the area’s past with a report on Lake Hideaway. The man-made lake, fronted by a beach created with sand hauled in from the North  Carolina Coast, was the gathering spot for Davie County teens in the 1950s and early 1960s, but decades after closing its charms are found only in memories.

 History buffs were treated to a report on Joppa Cemetery, final resting place for legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone’s parents Squire and Sarah Boone and his brother Israel.

Chief meteorologist Lanie Pope traded in her maps and charts for mixing bowls, eggs, and flour at Ketchie Creek Bakery and Cafe in Mocksville. While Pope’s creations were passable, you’ll probably want to visit when the regular team is whipping up its signature Five-Flavor Pound Cake, which Our State magazine described as a “symphony of flavors.” But who knows—you might get to taste the bakery’s wares at a wedding at WinMock at Kinderton, a 1920s-era dairy barn that was converted into a a rustic yet tasteful special-events center in 2011.

 

At the end of the day, though, it’s the folks of Davie County that make it such a special place to live, work, and play. Morning news anchor Kimberly Van Scoy introduced Seth Grooms, a hugely successful Special Olympian and a fixture at Davie County High School football games—so much so that he was named an honorary member of the team. In fact, Grooms is so beloved in Davie County he was named marshal of the town’s 2012 Christmas parade. Emma Slabach stopped by the WXII studios to show off her special talent: the 13-year-old is a cup-stacking champion and has competed in evens sanctioned by the World Sport Stacking Association.

And even when the news team visited one of Davie County’s most successful enterprises, the focus was on the people more than on the product. Trailers of the East Coast, which provides trailers for many NASCAR teams and for major national companies like FedEx and Walt Disney Corporation, goes back three generations, when Ted Junker bought an appliance and hardware store in Mocksville. Today, his son Bill and Bill’s sons Clint and Will run the business—and nine grandchildren stand ready to join the Trailers of the East Coast team at some point.

Of course, there are far too many hidden charms and smiling faces in Davie County to be covered even in an all-day TV broadcast—which is another way of saying you should take time to make a visit. Visit the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Facebook and Twitter pages for a list of events, businesses, attractions, and more.

Once again, thank you to the entire team at WXII News 12 for picking a day to “Celebrate Davie.”

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Another Davie County Business is Expanding – Trailers of the East Coast

Trailers-East-Expansion-10-2013Thanks to a loyal customer base, business is growing at Trailers of the East Coast and they are expanding to better meet customers’ needs.  Trailers of the East Coast is adding 80,000 square feet (2 acres) to their location adjacent to Interstate 40 in Mocksville, NC bringing the total space to 10 acres.

Expanding for a better shopping experience
Trailers of the East Coast stocks hundreds of dump and utility trailers, horse and stock trailers, open and enclosed cargo trailers, car haulers, toy haulers, vending trailers, trucks and motor homes.  This additional space will help improve the positioning and display of inventory for the best possible shopping experience for customers.

Expanding for a better service experience
As one of the oldest and largest trailer dealers in the Eastern US, the Trailers of the East Coast service department works with customers from across the nation.  This additional space will allow the service department m to improve service by improving the positioning of service units and work-flow through the service department.

Expanding for better value
This expansion will help Trailers of the East Coast run a more efficient operation by providing additional space for work flow management.  An efficient, low cost operation helps provide the best value to the customer. The customer who receives the best value for their dollar will be a return customer and will tell others about their experience, ultimately improving the bottom line.

Relationships drive success
Excellent service and consistently high quality work doesn’t simply happen by accident. Ask Bill Junker how he was able to expand so rapidly in the face of several economic downturns, and he points back to some core values that should be at the heart of any business, particularly in the retail and service sectors.

“Life is about relationships,” he says. “It’s about helping one another and being fair to people.  When Trailers of the East Coast moved to our current location on Interstate Drive in Mocksville in 1997 we had 10 employees.  By 2002 we had grown to a workforce of 18 employees.  Over the last 10 years, employment at Trailers of the East Coast has more than doubled again and today Trailers of the East Coast has 43 full time employees serving customers across the US.”

The formula for success for Trailers of the East Coast has been simple, “Provide the customer with a good product at a fair price and give them service after the sale – it works.”

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Hundreds of State and Local Leaders Honor NC Rep Julia Howard

The N.C. League of Municipalities (NCLM ) last week awarded Representative Julia Howard its Community Champion Award for her work on behalf of cities and towns. Representative Howard was on hand at the league’s annual conference in Hickory to accept the award.

NC Rep Julia Howard NCLM Award

front l-r Amy Vaughan-Jones, Julia Howard, Cherie Berry, Christine Bralley, back row l-r Lee Rollins, Terry Bralley, Lash Sanford, Will Marklin, Richard Broadway

In addition to the hundreds of League officials in attendance at the conference, also present to see Rep. Howard accept her award were her former House colleague and current Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, current N.C. Representative Andy Wells, former N.C. Representative and current Senior Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services Pearl Burris-Floyd, and current and former members of the Town of Mocksville Town Council, including Rep. Howard’s daughter, Amy Vaughan-Jones. Other local attendees included, Mocksville Mayor Pro-Tem, Will Marklin, Commissioners Richard Broadway and Lash Sanford, Mocksville Town Manager Christine Bralley, Davie County Economic Development President Terry Bralley and previous Town Commissioner Lee Rollins, Bermuda Run Town Manager.

Representative Julia Howard ~ Effective and Tireless Advocate
Rep. Howard is a former member of the Mocksville Town Council who is now her in her 13th term in the N.C. House of Representatives. As the Senior Chairman of the House Finance Committee this year, Rep. Howard saw a number of issues of importance to cities and towns come through her committee. On tax reform, Rep. Howard was instrumental in ensuring that the House did not accept a Senate proposal that would have eventually cost municipalities nearly $165 million in revenue annually. Instead, the final tax reform package actually provides increased revenues for cities and towns.

Ronnie Wall, Mayor of the City of Burlington and the League’s 1st Vice President, presented Rep. Howard with her award. In doing so, Wall said, “Rep. Howard has been a tireless advocate on behalf of cities and towns, especially on three vital issues this year: the tax reform issues, our transitional hold harmless issues, and the municipal impact of the unemployment insurance and benefits changes. She is always very open to discussing the issues at hand. As the only organization representing all of North Carolina’s cities and towns, the League membership wishes to thank Rep. Howard for her work on behalf of municipalities.”

In accepting her award, Rep. Howard told the hundreds of municipal officials in attendance that her service at the local level continues to inform her work as a State Representative.  “This really touches my heart,” Rep. Howard said, “because I never forget where I came from and I never forget who sent me here.”

The League’s Community Champion Award is presented to legislators who go out of their way to work with municipal officials and the League to ensure that municipal interests are represented and respected in the legislative process. This year, the League’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to present the award to Rep. Howard.

About the North Carolina League of Municipalities
For more than 100 years, the North Carolina League of Municipalities has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services — as directed by its membership.

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