June 6, 2012

Hospital Construction Begins!

Bulldozers, backhoes and pan graders are clearing the 88-acre Wake Forest Baptist Health—West Campus in Davie County site on Hwy 801 at Interstate 40 near the Yadkin River. Full resolution copies of the images above may be found at your Davie County Flickr Photostream Hundreds of Construction Jobs & Local Subcontractor Opportunities Rodgers Builders, Inc. of Charlotte is the general contractor for phase one of the medical center. Rodgers has constructed buildings for more than 40 hospitals in the southeast.  Rodgers will provide opportunities for subcontractors in Davie and adjoining counties to participate in the project. The total cost of […]
June 4, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Adding 60 Jobs in Davie County!

Governor Bev Perdue was in Mocksville today to announce that Ingersoll Rand will expand its operations in Davie County.  The company plans to create 60 jobs and invest nearly $22 million over the next three years in Mocksville. Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $35,230. The Davie County average annual wage is $28,808. “Our highly skilled workforce is vital to attracting advanced manufacturers like Ingersoll Rand,” said Governor Perdue. “Investing in education and customized job training programs will maintain our state’s top notch business climate.” Where the Jobs Are […]
May 29, 2012

Sounds of Summer 2012 Coming to WinMock on Friday, June 1st

Don’t Miss it! Davie Community Foundation’s signature event – Sounds of Summer — is coming HOME to Davie County at WinMock at Kinderton on Friday, June 1, 2012. The event features beach music by the Craig Woolard Band on the east terrace, Jazz by the Matt Kendrick Quartet in the loft, heavy hors d’oeuvres (carved filet of beef and turkey with rolls, salmon, shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, and more), Raylen wines, beer, dessert shooters and coffee as well as silent and live auctions. This year, the live auction will be hosted by Cameron Kent of WXII 12. This fun-filled evening will […]
May 23, 2012

Register Now for Summer STEM Camp! Davie County Schools, DCCC & PPG Industries Partnership Brings STEM Education Opportunity to Elementary Grade Students

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math ~ a Bridge to the Future! An exciting summer learning experience is available for rising 4th through 8th grade students from Davidson and Davie County schools.  DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties is hosting a summer STEM camp from July 16th to July 20th. Preparing the innovative Designers of Tomorrow During this week-long summer STEM camp, students will participate in fun and interactive projects that will introduce important concepts of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities. These activities, designed by Davie County teachers and staff, will include robotic programming using […]
May 21, 2012

From Davie County Farms to Your Supper Table ~ Community Supported Agriculture

Enjoy garden fresh produce all season long!  Davie County is home to two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.  These CSA farms directly link local residents and nearby farmers, eliminating “the middleman” and increasing the benefits to both the farmer and the consumer. In a CSA program, a farmer grows food for a group of local residents (called “shareholders” or “subscribers”) who commit at the beginning of each year to purchase part of that farm’s crop. The shareholders thus directly support a local farm and receive a low-cost weekly supply of fresh, high-quality produce. The farmers receive an initial cash investment […]
May 16, 2012

BesTreads ~ Another Manufacturer Selects Davie County, North Carolina

BesTreads, the commercial tire retread business owned and operated by Harry and Debbie Price, has moved from Winston-Salem to 279 Bethel Church Road in Mocksville.  The new Davie County location has provided room for expansion and has helped make the operation more efficient. Mocksville and Davie County ~ Good for Business According to owner Debbie Price who directs the day to day operation, “Mocksville and Davie County have been good for our business in many respects.  The permit and inspections processes in Mocksville and Davie County add value by helping to ensure employee and environmental safety while helping us reduce […]
April 24, 2012

Video ~ Manufacturing in North Carolina ~ Ashley Furniture Investing $80 million, Creating 550 New Jobs in Davie County

High Point Furniture Market Showcases Major Announcement Ashley Furniture, the world’s largest home furnishings manufacturer, has been part of the High Point Furniture market for more than 40 years.  The eve of the 2012 Spring Furniture Market on Friday, April 20th was an appropriate time and place for announcing Ashley’s $80 million investment in Davie County, North Carolina creating at least 550 new furniture manufacturing and distribution jobs. Projected ~ 3.2 Million Square Feet on 640 Acres ~ 1100 Jobs On behalf of North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, North Carolina Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dale Carroll opened the High Point […]
April 20, 2012

Ashley Furniture to Create 550 Jobs in Davie County, North Carolina

Governor Bev Perdue announced today that Ashley Furniture, a manufacturer and distributor of home furnishings, will locate a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davie County.  Ashley Furniture expects to create 550 new jobs over the next five years and invest $80 million in land, buildings, machinery and equipment. The announcement was made possible in part by a state Job Development Investment Grant and a One North Carolina Fund award. “North Carolina continues to attract manufacturers that are drawn to our top-ranked business climate and highly-skilled workers,” said Gov. Perdue.  “These companies choose North Carolina because of our past investments […]
April 18, 2012

Furniture Design & Manufacturing Firm Bringing Jobs to Davie County

Welcoming Beaufurn to Davie County Beaufurn, a designer and manufacturer of high quality, innovatively designed furniture for hotels, restaurants, universities, airports, food courts, coffee shops, hospitals and commercial customers world-wide is moving its furniture manufacturing operations to Davie County, North Carolina. Made in the U.S.A. Bucking the trend of outsourcing manufacturing to overseas locations, Beaufurn has increased its domestic manufacturing output by 30% over the last 2 years. Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing Environmental sustainability and green manufacturing are also a key focus for Beaufurn and its customers. Wood used in the manufacturing process is primarily sourced domestically and is FSC (Forest […]