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 members and Town Manager Christine Bralley, Davie County Manager Beth Dirks, Mocksville Mayor Dr. Francis W. Slate, Davie County Chamber of Commerce President Carolyn McManamy, and NC State Senator Andrew Brock were all on hand to present the award directly to the manufacturing associates at the Mocksville North Carolina Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Center or Excellence.
It has been a tremendously successful and busy year for Ingersoll Rand in Mocksville and the 2010 Business of the Year Award was one of several prestigious awards earned.
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 plant in Mocksville. One indication of the importance and quality of the work being done here, the Ingersoll Rand plant in Mocksville was awarded the IR Chariman’s Award, a prestigious corporate award given out annually to only one IR plant world-wide.
While low labor costs in developing countries have driven many manufacturing jobs off-shore, the manufacturing jobs brought to Mocksville require advanced machining and technical skills that are simply not available in developing countries.
Mocksville Plant Named Ingersoll Rand “Center of Excellence”
Producing the world’s best compressors requires manufacturing to precision tolerances down to the single micron level and the complex geometry of 5 axis machining. The Mocksville Ingersoll Rand plant, with 425,000 square feet under roof on a 130 acre campus established in 1965, is an ISO 9000 certified manufacturing center and has been designated an Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Center of Excellence.
The Most Important Award ~ Jobs!
While the recognition and awards received over the last couple of years has been rewarding and well deserved, perhaps the most important award has been presented by Ingersoll Rand to Mocksville and Davie County with the creation of over 200 new jobs at the Mocksville plant over the last 18 months!
Thank you Ingersoll Rand!