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 […]
April 16, 2012

Join Area Golfers, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Davie County Hospital for Healthcare Scholarship Golf Tournament

Join in the fun and relaxation with golfers from across the Piedmont Triad as they “tee it up” at beautiful Bermuda Run Country Club for the 6th annual Davie Challenge Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 10, 2012. This will be an enjoyable afternoon and a wonderful opportunity to join friends and co-workers who support Davie County’s healthcare services as area Golfers raise scholarship money to benefit Davie County students pursuing a healthcare career! Tournament proceeds will be donated to a new scholarship fund established by the Davie County Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization that recognizes a need for […]
April 4, 2012

21st Century Learning ~ Davie County Schools Robotics Competition

Davie County STEM Education in collaboration with Wake Forest Baptist Health ~ On Friday, April 27th, from 4-7 pm, teams from all 6 Davie County elementary schools and all 3 middle schools will converge at Davie County High School for an afternoon and evening of friendly but fierce competition! Each team has been issued 10 logistics challenges with a hospital theme developed in collaboration with North Carolina Baptist Health to celebrate the building of a new hospital in the county. Engaging Curriculum with Cutting Edge Science and Real World Relevance Teams will program LEGO NXT robots to do such things […]
March 22, 2012

Unemployment Figures Released

The unemployment rate increased in 95 of North Carolina’s 100 counties for January 2012 while Davie County’s unemployment rate decreased from 10.4% to 10.3%. Over the last twelve months, unemployment rates increased in 58 counties, decreased in 35 counties and remained the same in seven counties.  Davie County’s unemployment rate decreased. The state-wide unadjusted unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in January 2012. Seasonal factors contributed to an increase in county unemployment rates across North Carolina in January.  “Seasonal losses in retail as well as the leisure and hospitality sector contributed to gains in the unemployment rates,” said N.C. Department of […]
March 5, 2012

$80 Million New Hospital Construction Project Begins ~ Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus

The sights and sounds of construction are beginning in Davie County, North Carolina as site preparation begins for phase one of the $80 million Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center complex on Highway 801 at Interstate 40.  Phase one will consist of an outpatient center and medical office building.  Approximately 200 jobs will be created by phase one, excluding construction jobs. The complex will be named Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus. Larger Than Originally Planned The medical office building will be larger than originally planned.  It will be a four story, 60,000 square foot building containing physician offices.  The […]
February 29, 2012

DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling Named 2012 President of the Year

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has confirmed that the 2012 President of the Year for North Carolina is DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling.  DCCC is the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties. The President of the Year Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges to encourage, identify, and reward outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the presidents of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System. The recipient receives a plaque and $8,000. In addition, the foundation of the recipient’s institution receives a cash prize of $2,000. […]
February 27, 2012

140 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Davie County

Carolina Precision Plastics, operating as CPP Global, a manufacturer of packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries is opening a new manufacturing plant in Mocksville this spring, investing $5.3 million and creating 140 new manufacturing jobs.  Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,183 plus benefits. CPP Global manufactures packaging for some of the world’s most recognized products. The CPP Global plant is located at the former Kaydon ball bearing plant on highway 601 South in Mocksville.  Manufacturing is expected to begin this spring. Why CPP Global Selected Davie […]
February 8, 2012

Davie County Civic Forum ~ Share Your Ideas

Do you have ideas that could make Davie County and the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina a more sustainable place to work, live, and get around?  The Piedmont Triad Sustainable Communities Planning Project has established an online forum, “Piedmont Voice,” for each county in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. Help Shape the Future ~ The Davie County “MindMixer” Join the Davie County MindMixer, an online conversation, and help shape a future where communities across the Piedmont Triad become more resilient through tough economic times by creating innovative solutions to sustainable development. Strengths and Challenges of the Piedmont Triad […]