December 18, 2010

Update: WinMock at Kinderton ~ Transformation Underway!

One year ago this week we published a story announcing the fabulous future for the stunning 17,000 square foot barn which was part of WinMock Farm in Davie County.  The owner and developer of this historic Davie County landmark, Sterling Events, is certainly putting its decades of corporate event planning experience to good use as the transformation of this 17,000 foot landmark into a world-class event center begins to take shape. New Event Center Developed “for” Event Planners “by” Event Planners Building off their own experiences in the industry, Sterling Events Group, celebrating 25 years in business this year, has […]
December 2, 2010

Ingersoll Rand Employees Receive 2010 Business of the Year Award!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business of the Year award was presented to Ingersoll Rand employees today at the IR Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Mocksville, North Carolina. When the award was presented to the Ingersoll Rand management team at the annual chamber awards banquet last month, the IR management team asked that the award be presented personally to those who deserve it most… the Ingersoll Rand associates who do the hard work all year long. At a Christmas luncheon on December 2nd, community leaders from the town of Mocksville and Davie County, including town and county board […]
November 22, 2010

Nation’s Executives Rank North Carolina #1!

North Carolina has been ranked the number one business climate in the nation by Site Selection magazine, the nation’s premier publication for corporate executives on business location strategies! North Carolina Competitive Advantages Executives from some of the world’s most respected companies identified the following competitive advantages North Carolina offers: ~ a wealth of talented and skilled labor, ~ outstanding custom training programs, ~ solid transportation infrastructure, ~ low cost of doing business, and ~ high quality of life. First Place Finish Underscores North Carolina Success! “All states face economic and budgetary challenges these days, but this ranking reminds us that […]
November 9, 2010

Mrs. Helen Page Crenshaw, Raylen Vineyard and Ingersoll Rand Receive 2010 Chamber of Commerce Awards at 41st Annual Awards Banquet!

The 2010 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held at Bermuda Run Country Club on Thursday, October 28th was generously sponsored by CenturyLink, VentLab Corporation and Webb Heating and Air. Several members fully embraced the spirit of the Halloween Costume Contest by arriving in some very creative costumes. As always, this annual event continues to be greatly supported by the business community and serves as a reminder of the importance of coming together to celebrate accomplishments and to recognize outstanding commitments to our community. The 2010 Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Raylen Vineyards and Winery, […]
November 4, 2010

Ingersoll Rand Brings Over 200 Additional Manufacturing Jobs to Mocksville!

Phil Wekenmann, the Plant Manager at Ingersoll Rand in Mocksville provided an upbeat update to community leaders from across Davie County at a recent quarterly update meeting hosted by the Davie County Economic Development Commission. Over the last 18 months, Ingersoll Rand has hired more than 200 people for the manufacturing plant in Mocksville as employment there has more than doubled. Mocksville Plant Wins Ingersoll Rand Chairman’s Award Continuing a 100 year old tradition of innovation in manufacturing, Ingersoll Rand has invested over 8.2 million dollars in capital improvements in 2010, enhancing  and modernizing operations at the Ingersoll Rand manufacturing […]
October 4, 2010

The value of goods produced in the top 3 NC metropolitan areas growing at double the national rate!

A recent article in the Greensboro News and Record shows that growth in North Carolina manufacturing is playing a key role in US economic recovery. North Carolina is home to 3 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the country in terms of output growth.  During the second quarter of 2010, the value of good produced nationally grew by only 0.6% while the value of goods produced in the top 3 North Carolina metropolitan areas grew at about double the national rate.  Details here. Manufacturing accounts for 20 cents of every dollar of income generated in North Carolina and accounts […]
September 29, 2010

The Packaging Group Opens in Mocksville Bringing Dozens of New Jobs

The Packaging Group, LLC, has opened a 40,000 square foot facility in Mocksville, creating 25-40 new jobs in its distribution center on John Crotts Road in Mocksville. “Davie County is the ideal location for our new facility,” said Martha Cahall, President and CEO of The Packaging Group.  “We were drawn to the community by the skilled workforce and strategic location.” “We will partner with industry in Davie County, sharing our 25 years of experience in third party packaging, while creating new jobs and contributing to the community that has welcomed us so warmly,” Cahall said. “Davie County is delighted that […]
September 28, 2010

Lee Jeans Consolidation Means More Jobs for Davie County

VF Corporation, a global apparel leader headquartered in Greensboro, NC selected Davie County as the single point of distribution for Lee Jeans to all US markets, increasing the volume of Lee Jeans shipped out of the Mocksville facility.   This brought an additional 50 jobs to Davie County with the possibility of more jobs by year end.  Currently there are 430 associates at the Lee Jeans distribution facility in Mocksville.  As a result of this consolidation, every pair of Lee Jeans, from Maine to Florida, New York to Alaska is now shipped out of Mocksville to retailers throughout North America. “Davie […]
August 27, 2010

Congratulations! ~ North Carolina Wins $400 Million “Race to the Top” Grant for Education

North Carolina is in the winner’s circle for the US Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” grant competition. In the video below, US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the winners. For over 50 years, Washington has relied on formulas to distribute federal education dollars to the states based on school district size and other data. The Race to the Top competition may signal a transformation from awards based on formulas to awards based on what works best. If this trend toward funding what works best holds up in Raleigh, the Davie County STEM Education Initiative and the NCSTEM […]