March 25, 2013

State of Davie County 2013: Proud of Past Successes, Eager to Reach New Heights

On Friday, March 22, more than 125 business and community leaders met at the WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run for the “State of Davie” conference hosted by The Business Journal and sponsored by Century Link, Energy United and Novant Health, to discuss Davie County’s recent accomplishments in spurring economic growth in the county and the challenges it faces in the coming years. Headlining the event were panelists Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission; Dr. Darrin Hartness, superintendent of Davie County Schools; Dr. Ken Rethmeier, mayor of Bermuda Run; and Lynn Rumley, mayor of Cooleemee. Justin Catanoso, current Director of Journalism at Wake Forest University and former […]
March 4, 2013

Tarheel Plastics Bringing New Jobs to Davie County

In another win for Davie County, Tarheel Plastics will expand their North Carolina operations to create 48 new jobs and increase the tax base in Davie County with an investment of approximately $2.5 to $3.5 million. Tarheel Plastics, LLC provides injection molding, contract manufacturing, assembly, and logistics solutions to OEM’s and serves a wide variety of markets utilizing state-of-art engineering and plastics resins to produce custom molded products. Applications Being Accepted Now New jobs will include positions in human resources, accounting, quality control, customer service, material handling, machine operator, maintenance technician, and other manufacturing related jobs.  Recruiting is already underway […]
February 28, 2013

NASCAR Means Jobs for Davie County Business

With over 100 million fans spending $3 billion each year, NASCAR is a job creation engine.  With its Southern roots, all but a handful of NASCAR teams are still based in North Carolina, and NASCAR is creating jobs in Davie County. Trailers of the East Coast and Featherlite have made it official – effective February 2013, Trailers of the East Coast in Davie County is an official service center for the high profile race car transporters that Featherlite has been building for NASCAR race teams for 20 years. While Trailers of the East Coast has been providing Transporter Service to […]
February 22, 2013

Visit the 1,000,000 Square Foot Cooleemee Cotton Mill This Saturday

The Cooleemee Mill will be open to visitors this Saturday, February 23, from 2-4 PM for a community open house.  This is a free event and the mill is located at 314 Main Street, Cooleemee, NC. With over 1,000,000 square feet, the Cooleemee Mill is the largest structure in Davie County.  For many decades the mill was Davie County’s largest employer and the economic engine for this region.  Fully operational beginning in 1901, the mill was closed in 1969. “If Cooleemee wants to survive, it needs its own economic engine,” says its mayor, Lynn Rumley. “The redevelopment of this old […]
February 21, 2013

Keys to Succesful Economic Development ~ Hard Work & Tenacious Follow Through!

  After an extensive search, Pro Refrigeration Inc. announced that they have chosen Mocksville, located in Davie County NC, as the home for their new East Coast Production Facility. Over the past 22 years Pro has grown to a leading manufacturer of Process Glycol Chiller Systems for Dairy, Craft Brewery, Winery, Distillery, and Food Processing Industries. “Over the past 3 years we’ve tripled production output from our Headquarters in Auburn, WA.,” Pro’s CEO, Jim VanderGiessen Jr. explained. “We knew that we had to make a decision to either expand more in Washington State, or find an additional location to enable […]
February 20, 2013

New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Davie County!

In another win for Davie County and for North Caorlina, Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Pro Refrigeration Inc., a manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will expand its operations by locating a new East Coast production facility in Davie County. Expansion to Create New Jobs Pro Refrigeration plans to create as many as 85 jobs over five years and invest $4.9 million to gain maximum benefits from performance-based incentives approved by the Davie County Economic Development Commission. The project was also made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund […]
January 31, 2013

Advanced Manufacturing Lab Coming to Davie County High School

An advanced manufacturing lab is being built on the campus of Davie County High School.  The lab, opening in the fall of 2013 will contain three CNC Vertical Mills (3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis), three CNC Turning Centers, four manual knee mills, four manual engine lathes and two surface grinders.  In addition, the welding program at the Davie Campus of DCCC is being expanded. Real World Training for High Paying Jobs The expansion of the welding program and the implementation of the advanced manufacturing lab make it possible for Davie County high School students to earn 2 college certificates while still […]
January 24, 2013

Davie County Jobs

Dozens 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:  machinist, shipping/receiving clerk, data entry, driver, police officer,  produce manager, baby sitter, customer service, accounts payable, trial attorney, delivery driver, restaurant manager, electrical engineer, and more. You can help… Hit the “Like” button above and 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 […]
January 11, 2013

Jobs!

American Hardwoods Inc. has announced a new website, www.ncwoodjobs.com, for those seeking employment at the wood product manufacturing company located at 192 Industrial Blvd in Mocksville.  The company has future openings in the manufacturing plant as well as openings in sales and administration. For best results, applicants are encouraged to complete the application online to ensure fastest delivery to staffing decision makers at the company. Wholesale Flooring Outlet Now Open Since reopening the plant a little over a year ago the company has made great strides after an initial period of evaluation and strategic planning.   Effective immediately, the company has […]