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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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iShopDavie… Do You?

iShopdavie LogoFrom shopping, dining, gas tank fill-ups to landscaping, banking, doctor’s visits and more – spending our money where we live, pay taxes and send our children to school strengthens our local economy and our community!

When we choose to purchase goods and services in the community where we live, pay taxes and send our children to school, we are investing in the well being of our community; creating more jobs, increasing revenues and creating a more prosperous place to live.  When we open our wallets elsewhere – we’re improving someone else’s hometown, not ours.   Simply put – it matters where we spend our money!

iShopDavie
The Davie Chamber of Commerce iShopDavie initiative is making it easier for all of us to make our money work where it matters most… in Davie County.

Soon you will see the iShopDavie logo everywhere!  iShopDavie will be an ongoing initiative with new messages and promotions to keep it fresh and to continually remind people to choose to do business in Davie County.

A recent editorial in the Winston Salem Journal put it this way; “the iShopDavie campaign takes a broader approach than the typical program by encouraging consumers to do all their business in the county, including medical care, schools for their children and banking, as well as retail shopping.  And its sponsor, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, is utilizing technology in innovative ways to get the consumer’s attention. iShopDavie, a play on iPhone and iPad, features a free mobile app for Droid and Apple users that provides iShopDavie deals and information about the county”.

Get the Davie Chamber Smartphone App Today
Shoppers in Davie County have a new tool to help them save money while growing the local economy – iShopDavie Deals!  Davie Chamber members list special offers, discounts or coupons that help you save money while supporting local businesses.  To redeem an iShopDavie Deal, simply show the DEAL on your smartphone.

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce iPhone/iPad App is available on the iTunes store and the Android version is available on Google Play.  Just search for Davie Chamber.

Davie Deals, Community Events, Job Openings and More
The Davie Chamber App has been designed as a “one stop shop” for smartphone users to keep up to date with just about everything going on in the county, from upcoming community events and recent job postings to quick links to Davie County social-media resources.

Free Advertising for Davie County Chamber of Commerce Members
Listing specials and coupons is free for members of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.   Get started today by simply contacting the Davie Chamber at (336) 751-3304.

As more people turn to their smartphones to make decisions on where to shop, dine, or find accomodations, the Davie Chamber App will give Chamber businesses a chance to reach local buyers with timely offers.

iSHOPDAVIE… Do You?
Do your part to keep the local economy strong and growing by shopping local as often as possible!

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50 Years of Educating and Empowering Students ~ DCCC to Feature Guest Speaker Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson – renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, storyteller, and author – will be the centerpiece of the DCCC 50th anniversary celebration in Davie County as they celebrate 50 years of educating and empowering students.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Dr. Carson will be speaking on “Pursuing Excellence, for Healthcare, Education, and our Future” at WinMock at Kinderton in the town of Bermuda Run.  DCCC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are co-hosting his visit.

Success
Dr. Carson on Success: “Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” -Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Dr. Carson often speaks and writes inspiringly, about overcoming life’s difficulties which can become a barricade keeping us from our dreams. As a child, he overcame poverty, anger, and poor study habits to fulfill his dream of being a physician. He credits his mother with teaching him how to work hard when everyone else around him was playing. He attributes his present dedication to learning, to the fact that she required reading and essays from him regularly. She simply decided that he would have the education that she lacked.

Education
He soon found that reading books fired his imagination and taught him how much there was in the world to learn. In spite of the odds, Ben Carson labored to become a well-educated and much honored surgeon who has accomplished amazing things in his field.

The thread of a theme can be seen in his various writings and heard when he speaks. It is that the choices we make every day will affect the course our lives take. We must determine that our disadvantages will not define us and our misfortunes will not hinder us from reaching our goals.

“Here is the treasure chest of the world – the public library, or a bookstore.” ― Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence

Service
Dr. Carson is a true role model who lives to give back to others. In his writing, he has shared with the world the philosophy that has helped him overcome great difficulty and accomplish incredible things. Although he has experienced personal success, he is compassionate and humanitarian. He is continually striving to share his knowledge as a teacher, to pass on his inspiration through his writings and to pass on his love for knowledge through his scholarship programs and through funding Carson Reading Rooms.

“Successful people don’t have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.” – Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

There is a waiting list for this sold out event
This event is sold out.  To place your name in the waiting list you may call DCCC at 336-224-4680 or visit their website at http://www.dccc50.org/.

Thank you and congratulations to DCCC, the Community College of Davie and Davidson Counties for 50 years of educating and empowering students!

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Pro Refrigeration – “Cheers” & Welcome to Davie County

$4.9 Million Investment Creates 85 New Manufaturing Jobs in Davie County
Pro Refrigeration is investing $4.9 million to create 85 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County, NC.  On Tuesday September 10, 2013, Pro Refrigeration held an open house at their east coast headquarters and manufacturing center in Mocksville, North Carolina. Speakers included Pro Refrigeration CEO, Jim Vandergiessen, Jr., North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Pro Refrigeration President, Jim Vendergiessen, Sr. and Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission.

 Davie County Site Selection Win Ends Year Long Search
Pro Refrigeration designs, manufactures, and distributes state-of-the-art refrigeration systems for the dairy, winery, food processing, medical, and brewing industries. After a yearlong search for a site that would fit their expansion plans, the family owned manufacturer decided that both the Davie County facility and the community best reflected their vision.  According to CEO Jim Vandergiessen, “We chose Davie County for the skilled workforce, the business friendly environment, and the amazing support we’ve received from everyone we’ve met. Special credit needs to be given to Mr. Bernard Torain, NC Department of Commerce, and Mr. Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who backed up everything they said with hard work and tenacious follow through.”

The crowd at the open house included Pro Refrigeration customers, employees and Davie County residents, as well as state and local government leaders. Pro Refrigeration employees from the company’s west coast headquarters in Auburn, Washington also attended via live video feed.  The celebration included a cake from Ketchie Creek Bakery. Attendees cheerfully toasted the day with samples from a few Pro Refrigeration customers which include award winning breweries and wineries.

Local and State Leaders Attend Open House
Attending the celebration were NC Governor McCrory, NC State Representative Julia Howard, NC State Senator Andrew Brock, Mr. Bernard Torain of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, commercial realtor, Jack Steelman, Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, President of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Carolyn McManamy, and Mayor of the Town of Mocksville, Dr. Francis W. Slate.

There were speeches, of course, and Mr. Jim Vandergiessen, Jr. spoke appreciatively of the cooperation and support he received from the county, state and the town of Mocksville. He expressed enthusiasm for the sense of close knit fellowship he both felt, and saw demonstrated every time he visited Davie County.

“We are Honored and up to the Challenge”
Mr. Vandergiessen reported that they are currently ahead of schedule with their North Carolina plan. He made it clear that the people responsible for the success of their company included not just the company’s leadership, but their loyal customer base, employees, suppliers, families and the Davie County leaders who believed in them and supported their efforts from the very first visit to Mocksville.

He praised the teamwork he witnessed when our local and state leadership worked together to assemble a package of performance based incentives to assist the company as it invests in our people and our community. He stated “We are honored and up to the challenge”.

The high standards and employee focused nature of Pro Refrigeration shone through during both his “thank you” speech, and the words spoken by his father, company President, Jim Vendergiessen, Sr. about the choice to expand their business to Davie County, North Carolina.

 

 “This Country Was Built on Manufacturing…”
Governor McCrory was on hand to present a North Carolina State Flag and to articulate a warm welcome to the guests, the Vandergiessen family and their employees. He mentioned the importance of manufacturing and agriculture in our state’s history and future growth.

The Governor expressed his belief that tax reform and hard work will continue to create jobs and spur economic growth and development. He emphasized that economic development is a “team sport” and that economic development wins, like the one with Pro Refrigeration, will bring jobs and millions of dollars which will be invested back into our community.

For more information on employment opportunities with Pro Refrigeration, click here. You can also follow them on Facebook.

Resources:
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce
NC Depertment of Coommerce
Pro Refrigeration NC Jobs
Davie County Jobs

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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:  science teacher at South Davie Middle School, assistant golf professional at Tanglewood, materials planner/buyer at Ingersoll Rand, machine maintenance supervisor ar Ashley Furniture, forestry technician, 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 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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Mobile Manufacturing Lab at the Intersection of Education and Industry

Pictured, from left to right, are Rusty Hunt, vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at DCCC; Mark Boger, sales associate for Trailers of the East Coast; Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Pamela Shortt, associate dean of Business, Engineering and Technology at DCCC; Donovan McBride, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Bill Junker, president and co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Anissa Causey, project coordinator for the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance at DCCC; Teresa Kines, dean of the DCCC Davie Campus; Michael Davis, faculty member in  Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development Commission; and Dr. Mary E. Rittling, DCCC president.

Pictured, from left to right, are Rusty Hunt, vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at DCCC; Mark Boger, sales associate for Trailers of the East Coast; Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Pamela Shortt, associate dean of Business, Engineering and Technology at DCCC; Donovan McBride, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Bill Junker, president and co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Anissa Causey, project coordinator for the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance at DCCC; Teresa Kines, dean of the DCCC Davie Campus; Michael Davis, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development Commission; and Dr. Mary E. Rittling, DCCC president.

Custom Trailer Delivering Advanced Manufacturing Skills
DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties has unveiled its latest investment in advanced manufacturing: a mobile manufacturing lab that will bring advanced manufacturing skills training directly to local manufacturers.

The DCCC mobile manufacturing lab which was unveiled this week at the Davie Campus of DCCC will expand the advanced manufacturing workforce by bringing advanced manufacturing training directly to manufacturing facilities, allowing manufacturers to provide training to more workers.

Trailers of the East Coast, Mocksville, NC, worked with DCCC and customized a 44 foot, steel frame Quest trailer from ATC for the mobile lab.  The mobile classroom includes 8 student workstations, multiple axis Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines from Haas Automation, Inc., a robotics training station and a virtual welding training center.  The technology in the mobile lab is the same technology being used by advanced manufacturers and machinists across the Carolinas and around the world.

DCCC – Preparing a world class workforce
The self-contained mobile training center includes a generator, heat and air, electrical outlets and LED lighting throughout.  Trailers of the East Coast installed the manufacturing equipment and finished the lab off with an exciting, attention getting graphic wrap on the outside of the trailer to let the world know that DCCC is preparing a world class work force with advanced manufacturing skills.

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Attracts Jobs, Growth
As the manufacturing industry expands, so does the need for a skilled workforce.  Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Tarheel Plastics, CPP Global, Beaufurn… the list of manufacturers moving to Davie County continues to grow.  And manufacturing firms already here are also growing and creating jobs; Ingersoll Rand, Avgol, Carolina Precision Machining, Funder America and many others.

Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, said, “The number one factor for manufacturers looking to relocate is the availability of a highly trained, skilled workforce.   This investment in workforce development supports job growth for existing industry while it helps us continue to attract new, high paying manufacturing jobs”.

Dr. Mary Rittling, President of DCCC said, “A highly skilled workforce is the lifeblood of advanced manufacturing.  This Mobile Manufacturing Lab will help companies address their workforce development needs while helping students acquire the skills needed for high tech manufacturing jobs”.

Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast, said, “We are excited about this project at the intersection of industry and education and we are proud to work on it with DCCC.  We look forward to seeing this unit on the road supporting the local workforce and local industry”.

A Team Effort
A grant from the DCCC Foundation helped fund the purchase of the trailer.  A grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation helped fund the purchase of the manufacturing equipment.

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Manufacturing Job Fair ~ Tuesday, July 30th

davie_county_jobsJobs, Jobs, Jobs
The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College has partnered with Northwest Piedmont Workforce Board to host a manufacturing job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on July 30 in the Administration Building, located at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville. The event is open to the public.

The job fair will feature manufacturing jobs available from a variety of Davie County employers, including the manufacturing companies Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Amarr Garage Doors, Ingersoll Rand, as well as the staffing agencies Debbie’s Staffing and First Choice Personnel.

The event will also include a tour of DCCC’s new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing mobile lab, and participants interested in a certificate or degree in advanced manufacturing will have an opportunity to speak with a faculty member or academic adviser.

“This fair is a perfect opportunity for community members who are looking for a job and also serves as a great chance to network with our local industries,” says Teresa Kines, dean of the Davie Campus. “It also provides an opportunity to learn about the many programs available at DCCC.”

Job seekers are required to bring resumes to the event; business casual attire is preferred. For more information, call 336-998-3220 or visit the Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville.

Mobile Manufacturing Training Lab to be Unveiled
Job fair participants will get a chance to tour the new DCCC Mobile Manufacturing Training Lab.  Customized by Trailers of the East Coast in Mocksville, this state of the art precision machining mobile classroom has been outfitted with multiple axis CNC machines, workstations and classroom space in a fully air conditioned mobile classroom.

For more information, call 336-998-3220 or visit the Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville.  For more information on job openings in and around  Davie County, please visit the Davie County Job Listings.

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Congratulations Terry Bralley ~ NC Economic Developer of the Year!

Terry Bralley 2013 Economic Developer of the Year

Terry Bralley receives the 2013 North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year Award

 

Terry Bralley, President of Davie County Economic Development Commission, has been named the North Carolina 2013 Economic Developer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

“Terry’s hard work has positively impacted jobs and investment throughout Davie County,” stated Linda Weiner,  North Carolina Economic Developers Association Immediate Past President. “This award is our organization’s way of recognizing his dedication to his community, the economic development profession and our state.”

A county that started with a 10 percent unemployment rate in 2012, Davie County announced over $185 million in new investment and 850 potential new jobs in one year.  This would not have been possible without Terry’s professionalism, creativity, determination and hard work.

Bralley was integral in various recruiting and expansion projects in 2012, including CPP Global’s new plastic injection molding facility in Mocksville, Ingersoll Rand’s expansion, Ashley Furniture’s new manufacturing and distribution operation, Beaufurn’s new furniture manufacturing facility, expansion of Avgol Nonwovens’ operation, redevelopment of the Cooleemee Mill and development of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s West Campus.

The largest of these projects was Ashley Furniture choosing Advance, North Carolina for its new furniture manufacturing facility. Ron Wanek, chairman of the board and founder of Ashley Furniture, recalled that Bralley was the driving force behind the project and is one of the best business development professionals he has worked with.

Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award
Bralley was appointed by the Governor to the NC Global Trans Park Board, and the Uwharrie Regional Resource Commission. He was also honored this year with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the Governor. In addition, Bralley served as 2012 chairman of the PTEDC board for the Piedmont Region.

“This is an honor, but would not have been possible without the support of local elected officials, their staff, our state elected officials and may other state agencies, foundations, private entities, and citizens working together to make these things happen in our community,” said Bralley. “We are focused and engaged in creating a better future for our community.”

 ABOUT NCEDA:
The North Carolina Economic Developers Association is the leading statewide association of professional economic developers and their allies in North Carolina. The nearly 600 members promote the state and its communities as places for new economic activity. They are on the front line of economic development in North Carolina. Based in Raleigh, NCEDA provides professional development, advocacy and information services for its members. For more information, visit NCEDA’s website, www.nceda.org.

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