April 26, 2013

Creating Jobs in Davie County Once Again ~ Boyles Furniture and Rugs Grand Re-Opening

Boyles Furniture & Rugs is creating jobs in Davie County North Carolina once again.   A Grand Re-Opening of the longtime Boyles location at 182 Farmington Rd. in Mocksville, NC, centrally located in North Carolina directly off of Interstate 40, is scheduled for May 23. Mark Bannon, President of the new Boyles Brand Holdings company says, “We’re hiring back the very people who lost their jobs when this industry faltered, we are helping to put North Carolina back to work.” After winding down their 13-store chain in early 2011, the 60-year old brand has been revived through the formation of a joint […]
April 22, 2013

Wake Forest Baptist Health—West Campus Opens in August

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will open the first of two buildings on its West Campus in August, bringing the world-class services of one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers to Davie County. The four-story, 60,000 square foot building—visible from Interstate 40 at exit 180 in the Town of Bermuda Run —will house physician offices, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and a pharmacy. Orthopaedics will be the primary specialty service offered at the West Campus along with cardiology, ophthalmology and neurology.  The research conducted by Wake Forest Baptist indicates that these services are needed by residents to enable them to […]
April 18, 2013

Davie County in the Spotlight – Ashley Furniture Breaks Ground on 1,040,000 SF Addition

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Ashley Furniture broke ground in Davie County, NC on what will eventually be the largest furniture manufacturing and distribution center in the world.  Part of a 5 year, $500 million investment strategy, the Davie County site sits on 668 acres in Advance, NC that will home to 3.8 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space when completed. Governor Pat McCrory recounts his first meeting with Ron Wanek, founder of Ashley Furniture and welcomes Ashley Furniture to North Carolina. Dr. Qubein congratulates Davie County on a big WIN and celebrates American ingenuity and the American […]
April 15, 2013

JOBS ~ Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday to Clear the Way for Hundreds of Additional Jobs in Davie County

DAVIE COUNTY ASHLEY FURNITURE PLANT WILL BE  THE LARGEST FURNITURE MANUFACTURING/DISTRIBUTION PLANT IN NORTH AMERICA! It was nearly a year ago that Wisconsin-based Ashley Furniture announced that Davie County would be the new home for what would be the company’s largest facility, and eventually, the largest furniture manufacturing and distribution center in the United States with 3.8 million square feet of building space. But the highly anticipated project, slated to bring at least 550 new jobs to the area, had been stuck almost in a state of limbo because of environmental issues created by a 4 acre patch of standing water at the […]
April 10, 2013

From Davie to Denmark: Manufacturer Makes History with Groundbreaking Export from Cooleemee Mill

Replacing a church organ usually isn’t a momentous event unless you’re a scriptwriter trying to cobble together an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. The key word in that statement, however, is “usually.”  Case in point: Tom Lewtak, of Lewtak Pipe Organ Builders, a Cooleemee-based company that is currently putting the finishing touches on the first American-made pipe organ ever to grace the sanctuary of a Danish church. Tom Lewtak’s four year journey to Cooleemee A native of Poland and a graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Lewtak was serving as church organist at St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus, […]
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 […]