November 7, 2012

Davie County unemployment rate Drops to 7.5% – lowest in the Piedmont

The Davie County unemployment rate continued its downward creep in September, dropping from 8.1% in August to 7.5% in September 2012.   This is the lowest unemployment rate in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The 7.5% unemployment rate in Davie County is lower than the North Carolina rate of 8.9% and lower than the United State unemployment rate of 7.9%. The graph below shows the Davie County unemployment rate from January 2010 through September 2012.  The September improvement is a continuation of an overall positive trend that stretches back over 2 years. Resources: North Carolina unemployment rate by county […]
October 22, 2012

Hospital Construction Fully Underway in Davie County ~ Construction Jobs Today, Health Care Jobs Tomorrow

The future home of Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus, the 88-acre site in the town of Bermuda Run on NC Highway 801 at Interstate 40, has been cleared with the exception of the natural wetlands, which are being protected. There may be 100-150 workers when construction activity is at its peak and Wake Forest Baptist anticipates that 200 permanent health care and related jobs will be created when phase one is open. Grading of the site for the outpatient services building also has been completed and workers have poured the foundation of the 101,000 square foot building. Concrete […]
October 5, 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Award Recipients

A packed house was on hand for the 43rd Annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Gala event hosted at the beautiful WinMock at Kinderton event center in the town of Bermuda Run. The crowd gave an enthusiastic welcome to the 2012 Davie County Chamber of Commerce award recipients. Congratulations to James Blakely of Blakely Landscaping for winning the 2012 Davie County Small Business of the Year award and to WinMock at Kinderton for winning the 2012 Davie County Business of the Year award. A special congratulations and community appreciation to Lynn Rumley of Cooleemee for receiving the […]
September 24, 2012

Come Hear Chairman of Ashley Furniture Speak at Davie County Chamber of Commerce Gala and Awards Banquet!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Ron Wanek, Chairman of the Board of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. will be the featured speaker at the upcoming 43rd  Awards Gala & Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 4th at the WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. After meeting with the Governor of North Caorlina earlier that day, Mr. Wanek is scheduled to share his vision for Ashley Furniture’s newest facility here in Davie County as well as the incredible history and stories of success that led Ashley Furniture Industries to become the global leader in the furniture industry. “We are […]
September 19, 2012

Davie County Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Success of 15th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 15th Annual Pro Scramble on Monday, September 10th at the Oak Valley Golf Club.    Scores of local business and community leaders and golf pros enjoyed a beautiful afternoon while competing in a friendly round of golf at Oak Valley Golf Club. Professional golfers from clubs throughout the Carolinas served as “captains” of the teams each consisting of 5 amateur players. Two new contests added some light entertainment to the day including a Fantasy Golf Scratch Off Card contest and the Davie Chamber APP sign up contest.   Professional Long Driver Trent Scruggs was […]
September 18, 2012

Sugar Valley Airport hosts aerospace education event in Davie County

Sugar Valley Airport ~ Serving the Community Over twenty cadets and adult officers from Civil Air Patrol Squadrons in Winston-Salem, Statesville, Boone and South Charlotte camped out at Sugar Valley Airport Friday night, September 14th.  The purpose of the visit was to explore one of the pillars of CAP work: aerospace education.  As an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol is uniquely qualified to inspire our youth with aerospace education. Classes were conducted regarding the building and preparation of rockets, as well as rocket history, and some of the math and science behind it all. […]
August 29, 2012

Hospital Construction Ahead of Schedule for Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus in Davie County

The 88-acre site in the town of Bermuda Run on NC Highway 801 at Interstate 40 has been cleared with the exception of the natural wetlands, which are being protected. Grading of the site for the outpatient services building also has been completed and workers began pouring the foundation of the 101,000 square foot building, erecting concrete walls below grade. The outpatient services building will house the emergency department, diagnostic imaging and outpatient surgery. “The property looks totally different now,” said Karen Huey, vice president of Facilities at Wake Forest Baptist.  More than 185,000 cubic yards of dirt was moved […]
August 21, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Official Proclaims “Davie County workforce is the best in the world!”

55 seconds into the video below: “The Davie County workforce is the best in the world,” proclaimed Phil Wekenmann, plant manager at Ingersoll Rand’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Mocksville, NC. Thank you Phil!
August 9, 2012

$35 Million Avgol Investment Creates 40 New Manufacturing Jobs in Davie County

A textile manufacturing revolution is underway Avgol Nonwovens celebrated the opening of a 4th production line at their flagship manufacturing plant in Mocksville last week.  This $35 million investment by Avgol has created more than 40 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County bringing the total workforce at the plant to 180 employees. Avgol manufactures approximately 10% of the global non-woven fabric for baby and adult diapers at plants located in China, Israel, Russia and the United States.  With the new production line, the Mocksville plant will produce 60,000 metric tons of non-woven material annually which represents approximately 50% of Avgol’s […]