April 5, 2011

18,000 Scholars, Experts and Scientists From Around the World Meet On the Front Lines of the Battle Against Cancer

18,000 scholars, experts and researchers from around the world gathered for 5 days from April 2-6, 2011 in Orlando, Florida for the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting 2011. Being in a room surrounded by thousands of brilliant scholars discussing their latest work, eager to learn from one another is inspiring.  Having the opportunity to report on the research findings of Winston Salem, NC scientists from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center testing the anti-cancer properties of products from a successful Davie County company, Nature’s Pearl, is exciting. These annual meetings of the AACR bring the brightest minds in […]
March 25, 2011

Davie County Schools Honored by College Board for Significant Gains in Student Achievement

Davie County Schools have received national recognition for achievement in the Advanced Placement Program which enables high school students to earn college credit. Between 2008 and 2010, participation in the Advanced Placement program grew by 28% in Davie County. As a result, the College Board has named Davie County Schools to the AP Achievement List for significant gains in Advanced Placement access and student performance! Dr. Bill Steed, Superintendent of Davie County Schools said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the College Board.  The students and staff of Davie County Schools have worked hard to make this happen […]
March 21, 2011

Le Bleu & Food Lion Combat Disabilities with Easter Seals

Le Bleu and Food Lion have teamed up for the second straight year to donate a percentage of sales to support Easter Seals. Le Bleu’s Ultra Pure Water displays an Easter Seal tag on the Food Lion shelves, stating that each purchase includes Le Bleu donations through Food Lion’s “Shop&Care”  program. The despair leaks through the statistics. Parents of disabled adult children report that only 11% of their adult children are employed full time. Only 34% are able to manage their finances. Only 30% have the skills to live independently. Almost 7 in 10 disabled adults live with their parents. […]
March 15, 2011

Funder America Investing in the Future ~ Creating New Jobs and Opportunities in Davie County!

Funder America, Inc. has installed a new multi-million dollar production line for powder coated wood products in Mocksville, NC.  Located at 200 Funder Drive in Mocksville, this multi-million dollar investment will create 40 new jobs. Davie County Location Strategically Important “Mocksville was an easy decision for this state-or-the-art production facility,” said Peter Funder, President of Funder America, Inc. “The productivity of Davie County’s skilled and stable workforce helps us keep labor costs low and our strategic location, within minutes of I-40, I-77 and I-85 helps us keep transportation costs low,” said Funder. “Being a low cost producer has allowed Funder […]
March 9, 2011

Forbes Magazine Ranks North Carolina 3rd Best State for Business in America

Forbes magazine is ranking North Carolina as the 3rd Best State for Business in America, up 2 slots from last year’s Forbes ranking. In the Forbes rankings, North Carolina scored third in Business Costs and Regulatory Environment and ninth in Growth Prospects.  Forbes scored the states on six measures including business cost, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospect and quality of life. According to Governor Bev Perdue’s office, recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics numbers show North Carolina is ranked 3rd in the nation for declining unemployment and 4th in the nation for job creation. The North Carolina […]
February 23, 2011

Another Quality American Manufacturer Chooses Davie County ~ Better Outdoor Products!

Better Outdoor Products manufactures the “Quick-series” of commercial lawn mowers, wheeled debris blowers and their upcoming Pioneer Dual-Hydro Brush Mowers in Davie County at the former Hanes facility on NC Highway 801N in Advance, NC.  Better Outdoor’s Quick mowers are in daily use by commercial landscapers and homeowners all across the United States and abroad. fter 35 years of developing equipment designs for some of the world’s best-known brands, in 2003, Gary Patridge founded Better Outdoor Products as a North Carolina company. Working from the old Crown Drug warehouse in Hillsdale, Better started with one model and shipped their first […]
February 15, 2011

Avgol Expansion Bringing 42 New Jobs to Mocksville!

Governor Perdue announced yesterday that Avgol, a leading manufacturer of ultra lightweight nonwoven fabrics, will expand its facility in Davie County. The company plans to create 42 jobs and invest $35 million during the next three years in Mocksville. The project was made possible in part by an $84,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. “North Carolina is a world-leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry and these jobs are a win for North Carolina textile workers and Davie County,” said Gov. Perdue. “Creating jobs is my top priority, so it’s essential for the future of our economy to expand […]
February 10, 2011

RayLen Vineyards & Winery’s “Carolinius” Added to NC Museum of History Collection

What do a Davie County wine, a camouflage net, and a millstone have in common?  All three were made in North Carolina, were featured during last September’s “Manufacturing Makes It Real” Tour, and are now part of the North Carolina Museum of History’s permanent collection in Raleigh. RayLen Vineyards & Winery, located Mocksville, produced the Carolinius jeroboam that has been added to the artifact collection.  Carolinius is RayLen’s best-selling Cabernet blend red wine.  The jeroboam, a 3-liter bottle, is equivalent to four bottles of wine. Celebrating the High Quality and Competitive Spirit of North Carolina Manufacturers The Museum of History […]
February 8, 2011

$100 Million Investment Puts Davie County in the Spotlight!

The $100 million investment in Davie County by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the culmination of 10 years of hard work, relationship building, trust and patience by Davie County and the leadership team at WFUBMC. In The Spotlight ~ A Catalyst for Economic Development News and media outlets across the region picked up this story and put the spotlight on Davie County. Major investments by a world class organization like WFUBMC attract the attention of site selection professionals and business location specialists across the nation, providing the potential for even more opportunities for new jobs and economic growth. […]