July 24, 2011

Global Business Leaders Visit Mocksville to Tour Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Plant

US Department of Energy “Save Energy Now LEADER Showcase” Earlier this month, Ingersoll-Rand, a global leader in providing safe, comfortable and efficient environments, welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and peers from nearly 100 companies for the Save Energy Now LEADER showcase. Participants Include Duke Energy, Nissan, Toyota, DuPont, etc The federal energy agency and companies have gathered for a day of panel discussions, workshops and networking on “Leveraging Internal Resources to Maximize Energy Efficiency.” Participating companies came from a wide range of industries and include ABB, Alcoa, DuPont, Duke Energy, Milliken & Company, Nissan, and Toyota. “Like Ingersoll […]
July 17, 2011

World’s Most Advanced High Speed Mobile Network Comes to Davie County This Week

Verizon Wireless is turning on the world’s first large-scale 4G LTE (Fourth Generation, Long Term Evolution) Network in Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point, N.C. on July 21, 2011.  Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America.  (Editors note:  While7/21 is still the official roll-out date, 4G phones in Mocksville are already using the 4G network… this may be part of testing the network so we will stick with the official Verizon date of 7/21 even though as of this writing we are already seeing 4G network connectivity – edited Monday, […]
July 14, 2011

North Carolina Receives 5-Star Rating from 550 Chief Executive Officers in “Best States For Business” Survey!

For the second consecutive year, North Carolina is ranked near the very top on Chief Executive Magazine’s list of best states for business!  North Carolina received five stars for living environment and four stars each for workforce quality and taxation and regulations in the rankings compiled from surveys of 550 CEOs from across the country. The CEOs considered the factors most critical to an environment where business can thrive. North Carolina Has What Business Needs “These CEOs recognize that North Carolina has what their business needs,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “Our workers are well-educated and well-trained. There is no doubt […]
July 11, 2011

Site Selection Alert! Seneca Medical Chooses Davie County for New Distribution and Logistics Center

New Center Will Be Fully Operational by September 1st, 2011 Seneca Medical is expanding its operations into Davie County with the opening of their newest distribution center in the SouthPoint Business Park in Mocksville.  The Ohio based company has leased a 72,480 square foot warehouse on 14 acres and plans to be fully operational by September 1, 2011. Seneca Medical Expansion Brings Dozens of New Jobs to Mocksville and Davie County Leveraging a continued successful relationship with Hollingsworth, owner and developer of the business park, Seneca chose this strategic location to better serve a growing base of healthcare customers in […]
June 22, 2011

Development Plans Finalized ~ Hundreds of New Jobs Coming to Davie County!

The Town of Bermuda Run has approved plans for Wake Forest Baptist Health to develop the 88-acre Davie Campus at Hwy 801 and Interstate 40. Development Plan Includes Loop Road and Amenities The Town Council approved a “development agreement,” defining a vision for phased development over the next 20 years.  The agreement establishes design standards for a quality development, comprised of permitted uses, roadways, landscaping, setbacks, signage, parking and architectural standards. “The Town believes this agreement will become a model of cooperation for municipal governments and developers coming together to plan for large-scale, quality land use over a period of […]
June 4, 2011

Update 6/4 – Gas Prices still 20-30 Cents Less Per Gallon in Davie County!

Updated 6/4/2011:  Pictures taken at the pumps at 11:00 AM today, 6/4/2011:     The chart below is based on prices as reported by www.gasbuddy.com at 10:00 PM, Thursday, June 2nd. The price for a gallon of regular gasoline is 20-30 cents per gallon lower in Mocksville than in surrounding cities. The 10 Lowest Priced Stations in Mocksville The chart below is based on real-time data from for the 10 lowest price stations in Mocksville as reported to gasbuddy.com Lowest Gas Prices in Mocksville Mocksville Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com
June 1, 2011

DCCC Recognized as National Leader in Increasing College Completion!

DCCC, the College of Davidson and Davie Counties, along with 4 other North Carolina community colleges, has been awarded a grant under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Completion by Design” grant program.  The grant will also be shared with Guilford Technical Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Martin Community College and Wake Technical Community College. Completion by Design aims to build on proven, existing practices already underway at these forward-thinking community colleges that are already working to address the needs of today’s students. They are doing this by focusing on new approaches to areas such as course scheduling, advising, […]
May 22, 2011

Ingersoll Rand is Meeting the Workforce Development Challenges of a Global Economy in Davie County

Experienced Davie County Workforce is Ingersoll Rand’s Most Valuable Asset The transformation of the Ingersoll Rand manufacturing center in Mocksville to an Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Center of Excellence has been successful in large part because of the skills of its most experienced machinists.  These advanced skill-sets are the result of many years of experience and these advanced machining skills represent a wealth of workforce knowledge which cannot be taught in classrooms using traditional textbooks. The Challenge The challenge has been leveraging this “tribal knowledge” so that newer machinists benefit from the knowledge and experience of the experts.  A community-wide effort […]
May 13, 2011

Award Winning Educator and Results Oriented Leader Appointed as Superintendent of Davie County Schools

Dr. Hartness Appointed by Unanimous Vote The Davie County Board of Education has selected Dr. Darrin Hartness as its new superintendent of schools by a unanimous vote! Dr. Hartness is currently the superintendent of the Mount Airy City Schools, a position he has held since January, 2008. The board, the school system and the community are extremely fortunate to be able to hire someone with Dr. Hartness’ experience, skills and abilities. A Wealth of Experience In his nearly two decades as an educator in North Carolina Schools, Dr. Hartness has been a high school teacher in Rowan-Salisbury Schools, an elementary […]